After One Month in Oviedo…

After One Month in Oviedo…

Follow us on Twitter or become a FAN

With the arrival of September our stay in Oviedo was one-third complete. August had been an incredible month, and we had seen a lot… the idea of two more months was exhilirating, and we were interested to see how our opinions of the city might evolve. So, we had the idea to conduct a small self-survey of our thoughts after one month.

Most Memorable

Mike: Standing at the top of Mount Naranco, with the view over the city.

Jürgen: Panoramic view from Naranca
Favorite Food

Merluza cooked in cider… with cider to drink

Most Surprising

How perfect the weather has been. I hope it keeps up!

How quietly the people speak compared with Valencia. My hearing is damaged from all the Valencian mascletàs, so you’ll have to speak up!
Most Disappointing

Not a big fan of fabada

No bike paths within the city and very few areas for dogs
Funniest / Weirdest

This maybe isn’t just Oviedo, but I’ve noticed it here — there are a lot of young South American guys who are apparently hired to walk around with extremely old men. And they’re all listening to iPods.

It’s weird that almost all the tourists are Spanish… very few foreigners
How Expensive? From 1 (cheap) to 10 (expensive)

6… there are bargains, but the restaurants seem overly pricey if you don’t stick to the menu

People from Oviedo are…

a little chubbier than most Spaniards, but they’re very open and friendly. Also, their Spanish is much easier to understand than in other regions.

Super friendly
Oviedo in Three Words

Clean, Affluent, Relaxed

Green, Walkable, SIDRA

It’ll be interesting to see how our opinions change in the next two months. Everyone says that September is radically different, as people have returned from vacations and school resumes. And of course, there’s a little festival coming up… we’re already getting excited about that.


  • Guillermo

    September is definitely the BEST month in Oviedo, I assure you.

    September 1, 2010 at 10:41 am
  • edu

    yes, September is the best month in Oviedo, with San Mateo, people returning to the town after holidays, but not quite in full throttle yet. It’s an amazing time of the year to be in Oviedo, there’s another kind of life. Still relaxed, but the city is more alive than ever.

    September 1, 2010 at 12:06 pm
  • BLOGitse

    Your self survey is a great idea!
    About ‘how expensive’ – we were in Bilbao and for us it was cheaper than Finland and Morocco.
    Here in Casa you have to pay 13 euros for DryMartini. Yes. 13!
    How about there?

    September 1, 2010 at 5:58 pm