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Parallel Texts Oviedo Parte 1 Introducción

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

In Spanish:

Oviedo es la capital de Asturias y la única ciudad asturiana en el interior. Hay muchas cosas que ver y hacer en la ciudad de Oviedo y también en las proximidades de las sierras “Monte Naranco” y “Picos de Europa”.

Oviedo cuenta con muchísima historia y arquitectura en su precioso casco antiguo. El punto central es, sin duda, “La Santa Basílica Catedral de San Salvador”, ubicada en el corazón de la ciudad. Es un maravilloso ejemplo de los diferentes estilos arquitectónicos, desde el Prerrománico al barroco, románico, gótico y renacentista. Oviedo es el lugar perfecto para víandantes ya que cuenta con muchas zonas libres de coches y ofrece fantásticos bares, cafeterías, restaurantes y tiendas. Sus vecinos están particularmente orgullosos de su famosa y abundante cocina que incluye platos tan populares como la fabada (guiso de alubias con cortes selectos de carne de cerdo) y el chorizo a la sidra (chorizo cocinado en sidra). Estos son siempre regados con grandes cantidades de la mejor sidra de España.

Oviedo acoge cada año los Premios Príncipe de Asturias. Este prestigioso evento, que tiene lugar en el Teatro Campoamor, reconoce los logros internacionales en categorías tales como la ciencia, la literatura, los deportes y las humanidades. Ganadores destacados incluyen a Bob Dylan, Al Gore, Woody Allen y Rafa Nadal. Oviedo es también la ciudad natal del campeón del mundo de fórmula uno Fernando Alonso.

In English:

Oviedo is the capital city of Asturias and Asturias’ only major inland city. There is a lot to see and do within Oviedo city and it is also in close proximity to the mountain ranges “Monte Naranco” and “Picos de Europa”.

Oviedo boasts a wealth of history and architecture in its beautiful old town. The focal point is definitely the cathedral “La Santa Basílica Catedral de San Salvador” located in the very heart of the city. It is a wonderful example of different architectural styles, from Prerromanesque to Baroque, to Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance. Oviedo is a great place for pedestrians with many car-free zones and it offers fantastic bars, cafés, restaurants and shops. The locals are particularly proud of their famously hearty cuisine that includes such popular dishes as “Fabada” (bean stew with selected cuts of pork) and “Chorizo a la sidra” (Chorizo sausage prepared in cider). These are always washed down with lashings of the best cider in Spain.

Oviedo hosts the annual “Los Premios Príncipe de Asturias” (Prince of Asturias Awards). This prestigious event, held in the Campoamor Theatre, recognises international achievement in such categories as science, literature, sports and humanities. Notable winners include Bob Dylan, Al Gore, Woody Allen and Rafa Nadal. Oviedo is also the home town of the world champion formula one driver Fernando Alonso.

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