It is in the heart of Asturias and its capital, Oviedo, is that of the Principality and was in the past the capital of the first Christian kingdom of the Iberian Peninsula and the origin of the Camino de Santiago.
It is the second most populated municipality in Asturias and is one of the key points of the region’s metropolitan area. When Máximo and Fromestano founded a monastery under the patronage of San Vicente, little could they imagine that this place would be the origin of the first Christian capital of the Iberian Peninsula.
The birth of the city of Oviedo – it holds the titles of ‘very noble, very loyal, worthy, undefeated, heroic and good’ – has all the legendary and epic ingredients of the great deeds. Since ancient times it retains its monastic and regal imprint, and remains an original reference of the Primitive Way of St. James, the one whose founder was also an Asturian king, D. Alfonso II.
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