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Location address: España, Asturias, Oviedo
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Oviedo (in Asturian language Uviéu) is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain and the administrative and commercial centre of the region. It is also the name of the municipality that contains the city. The city lends its name to the sudarium of Oviedo a religious relic revered there since the 9th century.
Oviedo is one of the cities beloning to the network of the Paths of Sefarad of the Caminos de Sefarad.
Oviedo was a significant Jewish enclave during the Middle Ages. It had a large synagogue which was located inside the beautiful historic quarter, within the city walls and around which the Jews moved freely.
Oviedo hosts the annual Prince of Asturias Awards. This prestigious event, held in the city’‘s Campoamor Theatre, recognizes international achievement in eight categories. Award winners includes Bob Dylan in the category of Arts and Al Gore in the category of International Cooperation (2007).
Oviedo has history, from the court of King Alfonso Il El Casto (CE791-842), the opening of the university in 1600, a miners revolt in 1934 to a siege in the Spanish Civil War.