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I’ve lost count of all the pictures I’ve taken since we arrived in Oviedo, but it’s a ton! We’re planning to organize a photo exhibit about Asturias, in Savannah, Georgia – our next destination. It would be a way of introducing both ourselves and Asturias to a brand new audience.

Enjoy the latest set of random Oviedo pictures:

Asturias Dog
Virgin Oviedo
Asturian Childen
Oviedo Artist
Rustic Bar Oviedo
Mail Bar Oviedo
Sidra Oviedo
Sidra
Embutidos
Muchas Gracias
Oviedo Cow Statue
Azul Fontan Oviedo
Oviedo Bush
Sunset Oviedo
Oviedo at Night

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September 26, 2010 at 1:40 pm Comments (0)

The University of Oviedo

Established in 1574, the University of Oviedo has been an important part of the city for centuries. Its founder was the Archibishop Fernando de Valdés Salas, an inquisitive chap whom we earlier profiled. Oviedo’s is the only public university in Asturias, and currently educates more than 25,000 students.

Lamap Biblioteca Oviedo

We took a tour of the original university hall, which is now used for exhibits, cultural events and special ceremonies. Set around a perfectly square courtyard, the lovely building includes a chapel, auditorium, classrooms and an impressive library.

The University chugged along through the Ages of Reason and Enlightenment, and into Modernity, until the Miner’s Strike of 1934, when it was nearly destroyed by workers who saw it as a symbol of the privileged bourgeois. The destruction was completed shortly thereafter, during the Civil War, and teaching came to a complete halt. It remained closed for years, and evidence of warfare is even today visible in the holes and scars of the building’s walls.

The 45-minute long tour was interesting throughout, especially when demonstrating how tightly connected to religion the Spanish education system used to be. Today, classes take place in the modern University buildings of the neighborhood of El Cristo, as well as on campuses in Gijón and Mieres.

Location on our Oviedo Map
More Information about the History of the University

Archibishop Fernando Oviedo
Uni Sigel Oviedo
University Bells
Oviedo University
Miner Strike War
Spain Traces of War
Lady Full of Wonders
Like a Painting Oviedo
School Curtain
I heart school
Oviedo University Tour
Philipus Oviedo
Fluffy Hat
University Hallway
Biblioteca Oviedo
Buechrei Oviedo
Spain Library Stairs
Oviedo Biblioteca

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September 25, 2010 at 6:00 pm Comments (2)

Adiós, San Mateo

San Mateo 2010

The biggest festival of the year in Oviedo came to a close yesterday, on September 21st. For eleven days, the city had seen its streets converted into a massive carnival. To be honest, we felt a little relieved it was finally over.

Related San Mateo posts on our blog:

  • San Mateo Has Arrived
  • The 60th Day of America
  • Fireworks for San Mateo
  • Check out this final batch of pictures from the fiesta. Crazy times.

    San Mateo Lights
    Selling Balloons
    Sex in the Streets
    San Mateo
    Festival Oviedo
    Jazz San Mateo
    Oviedo Jazz
    San Mateo Concert
    El Bicho
    Clean Oviedo

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