What to see in Oviedo
The Cathedral of the Holy Saviour is a monumental Gothic-style temple, also known as the Sancta Ovetensis
due to the spectacular quality of its construction and the impressive collection of relics and works of art that it houses.
Located on the ancient ruins of a cathedral architectural complex from the pre-Romanesque period of the ninth century, of which certain elements are still preserved, its construction lasted for 300 years from the 13th to 16th centuries. Due to its extensive construction, pre-Romanesque, Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque elements can be found, which gives it a spectacular identity.
The Holy Chamber (ninth century) of this spectacular church is so magnificent and of so much historical, artistic and heritage value that it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
In the surroundings of the cathedral one can find two other monuments of great tourist, artistic and heritage attraction: the statue of Ana Azores and the majestic Garden of the Caudillo Kings.
The life-size statue of Ana Azores is made of bronze and is the work of the renowned artist Mauro Álvarez Fernández, who cast it in 1997 to pay tribute to the character and work of the renowned writer Leopoldo Alas “Clarín”.
Located on Águila Street, in front of Alfonso II Square, is the Garden of the Caudillo Kings, an impressive sculptural group from 1942 composed of more than 100 sculptures dedicated to characters of great importance to the city of Oviedo. It adorns the aforementioned street made of stone by the artists Víctor Hevia, Gerardo Zaragoza and Manuel Álvarez.