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  • Pl. Alfonso II El Casto Map It
  • Oviedo
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Oviedo's Gothic cathedral was built between the 14th and the 16th centuries around the city's most cherished monument, the Cámara Santa (Holy Chamber). King Ramiro's predecessor, Alfonso the Chaste (792–842), built it to hide the treasures of Christian Spain during the struggle with the Moors. Damaged during the Spanish Civil War, it has since been rebuilt. Inside is the gold-leaf Cross of the Angels, commissioned by Alfonso in 808 and encrusted with pearls and jewels. On the left is the more elegant Victory Cross, actually a jeweled sheath crafted in 908 to cover the oak cross used by Pelayo in the battle of Covadonga.

Sight Information


Pl. Alfonso II El Casto, Oviedo, 33003, Spain

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Sight Details:

  • Cathedral free; €7 combined ticket for Cámara Santa, cloister, and museum
  • Weekdays 10–2 and 4–7, Sat. 10–2 and 4–6

Published 08/18/2015


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