Fine Arts Museum and Archeologic Museum
The Fine Arts museum of Asturias is situated within three buildings: the Velarde Palace, the Oviedo-Portal House and the Solís-Carbajal House.
It was opened in 1980 from the art collection owned by the former Province of Oviedo.
Its rich cultural heritage, consisting in almost 15.000 items of the XIV and XXI centuries, makes it one of the best public collections of art in Spain, with excellent Spanish (Goya, El Greco, Dalí, Picasso…) and Asturian (Evaristo Valle, Nicanor Piñole, etc.) paintings.
The Archeologic Museum of Asturias is placed from 1952 in the old cloister of the San Vicente convent. This building was declared National Heritage Site in 1934.
The elements of the permanent exhibition are placed in the old cloister of San Vicente convent and in four other floors of a modern building that is part of the old monastery’s ground.
Taking a walk along the halls of the museum you can travel through the ancient times and know the evolution of craftsmanship in Asturias through several tools, weapons and ornaments made with different materials.