The Cathedral of Oviedo began its construction at the dawn of the 14th century right on the ruins of a pre-Romanesque basilica and it was King Alfonso II the Chaste who promoted its construction. During medieval times it became an important pilgrimage centre and a must for those on their way to Santiago de Compostela.
Its architectural style was based on the predominant gothic style of the time and a flowery touch. It consists of a single 80 m tower. which can be seen from any location in the city of Oviedo, thus having a dominant position.