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Approximately 6 Hours
Monuments of Oviedo & the Kingdom of the Asturias
"In the 9th century the flame of Christianity was kept alive in the Iberian peninsula in the tiny Kingdom of the Asturias. Here an innovative pre-Romanesque architectural style was created that was to play a significant role in the development of the religious architecture of the peninsula. Its highest achievements can be seen in the churches of Santa María del Naranco, San Miguel de Lillo, Santa Cristina de Lena, the Cámara Santa and San Julián de los Prados, in and around the ancient capital city of Oviedo. Associated with them is the remarkable contemporary hydraulic engineering structure known as La Foncalada."
Board the coach at the pier and head to Oviedo, the modern capital of the Asturias region. Oviedo is recognized as the most culturally significant and historically interesting city of the province.
After a panoramic drive through Oviedo, begin a walking tour through the downtown core to see the outside of the San Salvador Gothic Cathedral. Then you will explore the painstakingly restored Old Town area, decorated with beautiful sculptures and noted as one of the cleanest cities in Europe. Enjoy some free time to explore on your own.
Meet up with your guide to visit a Llagar -- a cider brewery -- to learn about the brewing process.
Enjoy a taste of some of the typical dishes of Asturias with lunch at a local restaurant.
Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.