These are perfect days to go out and visit those hidden corners of Asturias you always wanted to know. This Spanish principality is home to cities of unique beauty and incalculable historical value that are worth a weekend getaway. And today we will make a brief stop in Villaviciosa, a fertile town in full North Way, its Old Town has been the reflection of years of prosperity and the transcendence of its architecture.
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This village of more than 15,000 inhabitants will never go unnoticed. Once in its streets will let us appreciate the majesty of its monuments. But also, the dozens of houses built according to the new needs of its wealthy residents, who since the mid-nineteenth century contributed to local development thanks to the commercial boom that Villaviciosa began to experience.
There is no doubt that the Old Town of Villaviciosa is one of those charming places that can not miss on your list of places to visit. That is why we have decided to create a useful and practical travel guide to make your trip as pleasant as possible. Now, join us to know one of the most beautiful places in Asturias, through the tourist route that we will refer to below:
What to do in the Old Town of Villaviciosa?
Get to know the town by starting at the Obdulio Fernández square, where you will have the privilege of seeing the first of the most important local architectural works. It is the church of Santa María de la Oliva. After contemplating the temple and taking some pictures, continue the walk along one of the cobblestone streets that will give way to a set of residences that reflect the local prosperity.
Take into account that the architectural renovation to which the Old Town of Villaviciosa was subjected began between the mid-nineteenth century and early twentieth century, when many families successfully dedicated to municipal commerce adapted their homes according to their new needs and the trend of the time. It has many other relevant buildings such as the Town Hall. Not to mention the gardens, where you can take a short break for a breath of fresh air.
Without wasting any more time, continue on your way. But this time to the hostelerias where you will surely want to taste a delicious cider. Yes, these drinks are especially valued in the towns of Asturias, and will help to refresh the body after the walk.
The Old Town of Villaviciosa is full of monuments and buildings of great historical, cultural and architectural value. And these are just a few that you will be able to appreciate during the route:
Church of Santa María de la Oliva
Graduate school buildings
Monument to Obdulio Fernández Pando
Statue known as La manzanera / The villager
Facades on streets such as Sol, Agua, Ballina and Márquez.
Valdés Palace House
Monument to Charles I
Ecce Hommo Square
The Archdeacon’s House
Stately houses located in the main streets of the city.
Villaviciosa Town Council
Where to eat in Villaviciosa?
Villaviciosa has a number of restaurants where tasting Asturian dishes is a real pleasure. And here are some of our best suggestions for tasty food at a good price: