Trascorrales Square (Oviedo)

Trascorrales Square (Oviedo)


Trascorrales Square is one of the oldest squares in Oviedo, though its exact origins are uncertain. It is located in the Historic Centre and is considered a “hidden gem”. This is because, to access it, one must cross a series of streets.

This square gained popularity in the mid-19th century when it housed the famous Fontan Market, specializing in fish, in 1866. At the end of the 20th century, it was assimilated into the new Fontan Market in October 19 Square.

Full of tradition and historical heritage, the immense building that served as the headquarters of that market and that occupies almost the entire square has become an important Municipal Cultural Centre where events, workshops and travelling exhibitions are held.

It is an ideal square for tourists and passers-by because it is completely pedestrian and very comfortable for walking with the family.

Another attraction in the square is considered the symbol of Trascorrales: a bronze statue, made by the famous artist Manuel Linares, in honour of a milkmaid accompanied by a little donkey supporting two large jugs of milk. This is why, for many years, the square was known colloquially as “Donkey Square”.

In addition to its heritage value, the square is a perfect meeting point for tourists, not only because of its location within the Historic Centre, but also because it is surrounded by shops, bars and restaurants where one can enjoy a pleasant afternoon.
   
 
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