Oviedo, the capital of the Principality of Asturias, has excellent infrastructures for meeting and conference tourism. It has two singular meeting venues in excellent locations: the Auditorio Príncipe Felipe and the Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones (PEC).
The Auditorio has excellent acoustics, light-filled areas, and adaptable rooms. It is fully accessible inside, and is located in the centre of the town.
As for the Palacio de Congresos, the work of the famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, this monumental building covers the needs for singularity, capacity, and functionality.
Oviedo is a very clean town, one of the cleanest in Europe, which contributes to enjoying the beautiful Old Quarter. This includes the Gothic Cathedral, where such relics as the Holy Shroud and the Visigothic Crosses of Victory and of the Angels can be viewed in the Holy Chamber. Beautiful churches and convents are also located in the old quarter, including the Pelayas convent, as well as Baroque palaces and the Museum of Fine Arts of Asturias and the Archaeological Museum.
Alfonso II the Chaste, King of Asturias, created the Way of Santiago, as it was he who started this famous pilgrimage from Oviedo. The Primitive Way, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, can be discovered from the capital of Asturias.
Oviedo is different from other destinations due to its architectures, its many beautiful sculptures, its historic buildings, and its monuments in the unique pre-Romanesque style. Some magnificent examples of this style, declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites, can be found in Oviedo. They include the old Church of San Tirso El Real, the Church of San Julián de los Prados, Foncalada Fountain, Santa María del Naranco, and San Miguel de Lillo.
The Asturian capital is very green, providing many parks, gardens, and outdoor areas to relax or do sports in the open air. These include Campo San Francisco, a centrally located, beautiful, quiet park.
Culture and art define the spirit of the town, which such landmarks as the Campoamor Theatre, and an extensive cultural agenda throughout the year.
The town currently provides an extensive, renovated high-quality hotel offering, with more than 2,600 hotel rooms. It also offers an extensive and varied range of venues for any need and budget.
Oviedo is regarded as a service-focused town, and as such its commercial offering is renowned.
Oviedo offers the variety and quality of Asturian gastronomy, with excellent, top quality local products, ancestral dishes such as fabada, and such singular options as cider and cheese. Not to forget the carbayones and other sweets and desserts such as its renowned rice pudding or the moscovitas.
|Region:||PRINCIPADO DE ASTURIAS|
|Organization:||Oviedo Convention Bureau|
|Address:||Plaza del Fresno, s/n-(anterior Plaza de la Gesta)|
|Phone:||34- 985 272 111|
|Mobile phone:||649 671 571|
|Position:||jefa Oficina Municipal de Turismo y Congresos|
|Total Number of Hotels:||37|
|Total Number of Rooms:||2169|
|Total Number of Beds:||5576|
|Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater):||1000|
|Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail):||1700|
Capacity of the largest meeting room
Number of Meeting Rooms: 12
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 475
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 0