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From 91 Days in Oviedo
Oviedo is the capital of Asturias, the lushly green northern province of Spain. An ancient, noble city surrounded by unbelievable nature, Oviedo provided a wonderful base for three months of hiking, sight-seeing and culture. This was our first location in our 91 day travel project, and we couldn’t have picked a better place to start. Bebin reading from the beginning of our journey, or skip to the end. Visit the comprehensive index of everything we wrote about, or just check out a few posts, selected at random, below:

San Miguel de Lillo
Unlike the fully intact palace, the church of San Miguel has only partially survived into the present day. In the 12th or 13th century, a landslide caused the collapse of most of the cross-shaped structure, leaving only the western third. That’s still enough to impress visitors, though, as well as architectural scholars. Like the Santa María, the San Miguel de Lillo was far ahead of its time.

Aug 11, 2010


The Butt Statue
Butt on the back, and a shimmering pair of matching cheeks on the front. This bizarre sculpture is called the Culis Monumentalibus or El Culo, and is the work of Eduardo Úrculo, who also created the Williams B. Arrensberg statue.

Oct 16, 2010


The Cathedral of Oviedo – First Impressions
The location has always been the religious apex of Oviedo. In 765, four years after the founding of the city, King Freula the Cruel choose the spot for a modest church, which was soon destroyed by a Moorish raid. Shortly afterwards, King Alfonso II ordered the construction of a basilica. It wasn’t until 1377 that work began on the Gothic cathedral which we recognize today.

Aug 04, 2010

For 91 Days in Oviedo – The E-Book

We’ve made the effort to convert our blog about Oviedo and Asturias into an e-book. For 91 Days in Oviedo contains all of our articles and a selection of over 150 of our best pictures. With an index sorted by category, links to the original blog posts, and cross-references spread throughout, the e-book is a perfect companion for a trip to Oviedo.


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Direct Download (PDF, MOBI)

For just a few bucks, you can download your own copy of the book for use on your e-reader or computer, giving you access to our anecdotes and articles wherever you are, without having to connect to the internet. And, buying the e-book is a great way to support our project… take a look at some sample pages from the PDF.

Don’t forget to check out our other e-book, from our 91 days in Savannah!