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Oviedo travel information
Oviedo has an impressive old-town center, museums, and significant historic architectural sites. Oviedo is also a modern city with an active cultural life featuring concerts, opera, theater, and exhibitions
Oviedo is a small city of 210,000 with history (it is not one of the oldest in Spain, but its foundation dates to 761), with a very interesting casco antiguo, neighborhoods to take walks through, a beautiful park and a mountain nearby (mount Naranco), with an enormous stone statue of Christ which can be seen from afar and from which it is possible to see the entire city.
The most important public event in the city in the course of a year is probably the ceremony of the famous Premios Principe de Asturias. The awards are given by prince don Felipe de Borbon, his wife doña Letizia, and the queen doña Sofía. This award has existed since 1981 and given in the areas of Comunication and Humanities, Social Sciences, Art, Letras, Scientific and Tecnical Investigation, International Cooperation, Concordia, and Sports.