Oviedo locals, known as ovetenses or carbayones, are lucky enough to be able to wander through the lovely old city centre and admire the Cathedral of Oviedo, which although Gothic in style has a Romanesque tower. The streets of this capital are a succession of unmistakable sculptures of Mafalda, Botero's Maternity and even Woody Allen, who professed his love for Oviedo and called it "fairy-tale" city.
The centre of trade, economy and universities in Asturias, the capital is also the city that hosts the most important awards ceremony in our country: the Princess of Asturias awards, previously the Prince of Asturias.
Try and fall in love with the true fabada bean stew and the best freshly poured cider at one of the many traditional cider houses in the city. Asturias, a much loved homeland where the life and food is good, surrounded by the mountains and the sea, and the sound of the bagpipes.
Much more than a hotel: a symbol. Much more than a place to stay: it is the place where knowledge and talent live. The Eurostars Hotel de La Reconquista is, quite possibly, one of Spain's most characterful hotels. Tradition, luxury, nobility and more than 200 years of history have made of it an international iconic in Asturias.
Located in the heart of Oviedo, next to the Parque San Francisco and just a few minutes from the Campoamor Theatre, the Eurostars Hotel de la Reconquista is found at the point where the historic quarter and the financial district meet. In this complex listed as a National Monument, an elegant baroque façade invites guests to discover a surprise-filled interior: a 250-metre carpet covers the floor of the hall; two spectacular courtyards; a fully equipped convention centre spread over 9000 m2; an octagonal chapel designed by architect Ventura Rodríguez; a culinary space combining tradition and modernity; and works by leading Asturian artists such as Mariano Moré, Purón Sotres, Adolfo Bartolomé and Vaquero Palacio.
Its 142 outward-facing rooms and exterior courtyards complement the hotel's architecture. The Hotel de La Reconquista has a large capacity for holding events, with over 16 meeting rooms of various capacities. The hotel also has two restaurants, two hairdressers, a shopping centre and private parking. The combination of art, culture and knowledge that characterises the Eurostars Hotel de La Reconquista comes into its own every year at the end of October, with the presentation of the Prince of Asturias Prizes, when the hotel is embellished for its most prestigious guests: the winners.
Eurostars Palacio de Cristal is the first hotel designed by Calatrava, following his elegant and spectacular trademark design. Wings that defy gravity, large impressive windows and an original combination of lines and curves that give the building a unique character that is an architectural icon in itself.
The hotel interior respects the minimalist and modern style as much as possible, with a meticulous design that embraces technological trends and a strong emphasis on the individual experience of each guest.
The luxury concept of Eurostars Palacio de Cristal is represented by its urban spa and glazed gym, with views over the centre of Oviedo.