Culis Monumentalibus, Oviedo, Spain

Soooo Many Sculptures & Statues in Oviedo, Spain

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Our 2nd destination on our 2016 Spanish road trip was Oviedo, initially we didn’t know a huge amount about the town. 

Oviedo sign

However, after some Pinterest research we had noticed the large selection of statutes and sculptures dotted around.

Curiosity got the better of us and we went in search of the sometimes elusive figures.

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Woody Allen (who knew)

This is probably one of the most popular statues.

A life size figure dedicated to Woody Allen, the American filmmaker/actor, after receiving the Premio Príncipe de Asturias de las Artes.

Woody Allen Statue, Oviedo, Spain

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In San Francisco Park

Statue of San Francisco de Asis, whom the park was dedicated to.

Statue of San Francisco de Asis, Oviedo, Spain
‘Maternidad’ is a statue by Felix Alonso Arena, Oviedo, Spain

‘Maternidad’ is a statue by Felix Alonso Arena.

The statue named ‘La Torera’ is dedicated to Josefa Carrill who was a photographer in Oviedo.

The statue named ‘La Torera’, Oviedo, Spain

‘Mafalda’ is an Argentine comic strip character and this little figure is very popular with children.

‘Mafalda’ is an Argentine comic strip character and this little figure is very popular with children, Oviedo, Spain

The sculpture of ‘Periodista’ is dedicated to D. Manuel Fernandez Avello, a journalist.

The sculpture of ‘Periodista’ is dedicated to D. Manuel Fernandez Avello, a journalist, Oviedo, Spain
The sculpture of ‘Encarna con Chiquitin’, Oviedo, Spain

Near the park is the sculpture of ‘Encarna con Chiquitin’ which is dedicated to motherhood.




Few steps from the Cathedral

Statue dedicated to the novel ‘La Regenta’.

The Statue dedicated to the novel ‘La Regenta’, Oviedo, Spain
La Regenta and Cathedral at night, Oviedo, Spain

In the Plaza de Porlier is the sculpture ‘El Regreso de Williams B. Arrensberg’ also known as ‘The Traveller’

The sculpture ‘El Regreso de Williams B. Arrensberg’ also known as ‘The Traveller’, Oviedo, Spain

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Near the Theatre

Directly in front of the theatre is ‘Esperanza Caminando’ a lovely bronze sculpture depicting a student engrossed in her book.

‘Esperanza Caminando’ a lovely bronze sculpture depicting a student engrossed in her book, Oviedo, Spain
La Bailarina, Oviedo, Spain

‘La Bailarina’ is a stunning bronze sculpture of a dancer on pointe.

The unavoidable ‘Culis Monumentalibus’ a pair of buttocks.

Culis Monumentalibus, Oviedo, Spain
La Gorda Botero or Maternidad, Oviedo, Spain

Another sculpture named ‘Maternidad’ which is also known as ‘La Gorda Botero, can be found in Plaza de la Escandalera.

Also in Plaza de la Escandalera is the sculpture named ‘Asturcones’ made up of 3 Asturcon ponies.

2 of the Asturcones, Oviedo, Spain
A statue of a Lone Asturcon pony, Oviedo, Spain

‘El Diestro’ a bronze sculpture of the torso of a bullfighter.

‘El Diestro’ a bronze sculpture of the torso of a bullfighter, Oviedo, Spain
The bronze of ‘La Pensadora’, The Thinker, Oviedo, Spain

The bronze of ‘La Pensadora’ The Thinker is located just by the theatre.

The ‘Monumento a la Concordia’ is a bronze sculpture of 7 figures in Carbayon Square.

Monumento a la Concordia, a bronze sculpture of 7 figures in Carbayon Square, Oviedo, Spain




Plaza del Pescado & Trascorrales Square

The beautiful ‘Pescadera’ figure depicted in this sculpture is deep in thought with fish lapping at her feet.

The beautiful ‘Pescadera’ figure depicted in this sculpture is deep in thought with fish lapping at her feet, Oviedo, Spain

Just opposite the fishwife is ‘El Vendedor de Pescado’ a bronze fish seller, crouched next to his catch waiting for a buyer.

El Vendedor de Pescado, a bronze fish seller, Oviedo, Spain

A few steps away is the delightful ‘La Lechera’ a wonderful bronze detailing a milk seller and her faithful donkey.

‘La Lechera’ a wonderful bronze detailing a milk seller and her faithful donkey, Oviedo, Spain

This sculpture can be walked between and mixes with day to day life.




Around the City

In the lovely Plaza Daoiz y Velarde, stands the eye catching bronze sculpture of ‘Las Vendedoras del Fontan’.

A statue of pot sellers, known as Las Vendedoras del Fontan, Oviedo, Spain

Just a few steps away is ‘La Bella Lola’ a beautiful lady sitting alone on a bench.

‘La Bella Lola’ a beautiful lady sitting alone on a bench Oviedo, Spain

‘Rufo’ dedicated to a homeless dog in Oviedo, which used to be looked after by the locals.

‘Rufo’ dedicated to a homeless dog in Oviedo, Spain

D. Luis Riera Posada, a lawyer and once the Mayor of Oviedo.

D. Luis Riera Posada, a lawyer and once the Mayor of Oviedo, Spain

‘Mujer Sentada’ the ‘Seated Woman is located in front of the Old University in the heart of the city.

Mujer Sentada, Oviedo, Spain
La Gitana or The Gypsy statue, Oviedo, Spain

The sculpture of ‘La Gitana’ – The Gypsy is located at the top end of La Gascon (Boulevard of Cider)

‘Guisandera’ is located at the bottom end of La Gascon and is dedicated to mothers and housewives of Oviedo. It depicts a lady cooking and a child on tiptoe staring on expectantly.

Guisandera, dedicated to mothers and housewives of Oviedo, Spain




There’s more…

These are just some we came across, there are certainly more dotted around the city.
 
However, for a town that has so many sculptures we were surprised that they didn’t appear to have one dedicated to one of its most famous sons, ‘Fernando Alonso’, the twice Formula 1 world champion.
 
Oviedo tourism doesn’t have a map of these statues, but I think part of the fun is finding them yourself, hidden where you least expect them.

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Janis

Janis, the co-founder of Our World for You, was born in London and raised in Kent and the Isle of Wight. Along with Gary her partner, they have been travelling part time since 1995. In 2016, they decided that enough was enough with the 9 to 5, so armed with the knowledge and experience that they had gained on their adventures, that they wanted to inspire others to travel the world near and far.

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