Spain is renowned for its rich architectural heritage resulting in many exquisite and unique hotels in Oviedo to ensure that your stay will be much more than just a bed for the night. At the luxury end of the market with a modern twist is the Ayre Hotel designed by the world famous architect Santiago Calatrava. The sculptural exterior blends seamlessly with its super minimalist décor making a stay here a cultural and tranquil experience. If you are looking for a more romantic hotel in Oviedo experience, the Melia Hotel de la Reconquista will stun you with its original works of art and 18th century history. Soak up the atmosphere and enjoy such facilities at the health club and spa. For visitors arriving by public transport, the AC Hotel Forum Oviedo by Marriott is a convenient location next to the train and bus stations. Enjoy the variety of shops, restaurants and bars in this old part of town and relax knowing it is just a short walk back to your hotel.
Oviedo as a city is an interesting destination and an easy addition to your itinerary as it is just a two hour drive from the ferry at Santander. In common with many parts of Spain, Oviedo has a rich history that is portrayed in its many fine examples of historical and religious architecture. The Iglesia de San Julian de los Pradros, a church first consecrated in the ninth century, is considered one of the greatest examples of Asturian art and has been declared a World Heritage Site. For a more energetic excursion and the best views of Oviedo take the one hour walk to the top of Monte Naranco where a statue of Christ looks out over the whole city. The hills in this area form part of the route for the 'Vuelta' – Spain's Cycle Race Tour – due to the challenging incline. An important stop when visiting Oviedo is the Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias. This museum hosts several impressive paintings by Sorolla as well as works by Picasso, Dali and many other influential artists. Booking your hotel in Oviedo is just the start of your adventure.