Mayor: Wenceslao López
Established in the second half of the eighth century, Oviedo is a historical cultural city and tourist attraction. It used to be the capital of the Kingdom of Asturias, and is currently the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain.
Oviedo contains a very rich architectural history, with many buildings dating back to the early medieval period. Many of the buildings are in an innovative form of Romanesque pre-architectural style and are well-preserved. The beautiful scenery, as well as the solemn and serene religious atmosphere, has attracted tourists from all over the world. Similar to Hangzhou in China, Oviedo has the title of the capital of heaven.
Date of establishment of sister-city relations with Hangzhou: May 12, 2006