The SIPTA Summer School will take place in Oviedo. Detailed information about the venue and directions will be provided soon.
Oviedo is a city of around 220000 inhabitants in the north-west of Spain.
It is the capital of the region called Asturias. Oviedo is famous for its
pre-romanesque monuments and the Princess of
Asturias Awards. Also, a trip to Oviedo should include a visit to its cathedral, its old town and some
typical streets like Gascona.
How to get to Oviedo
By plane: The
airport of Asturias is located 40km away from Oviedo. It has
international connections with London and Paris, and summer
connections with Geneve, Munich, Lisbon and Venice. From Spain, you can fly to Oviedo from Madrid and Barcelona, among many other cities.
From the airport, you can reach Oviedo
for 8 euros or taxi (about 50 euros during the day, 70 euros at night).
By bus: the bus station is
close to the city center. The bus trip from Madrid takes about 5
hours. Information on the connections can be found at the website of
By train: the train station is in the city center, not far from the bus station. The trip by train from Madrid takes around 4.5 hours, and that from Barcelona about 9 hours.
You can find more information about the train connections at the website of
Oviedo is the capital of the region of Asturias, in the north of Spain, and it
is a perfect place
for nature activities. In the space of an hour you can go from beautiful beaches
Gulpiyuri to the mountains of
Picos de Europa. It is also part of the
Camino de Santiago.
The week after the school the international rowing competition
Descenso Internacional del Sella takes place. It is also possible rent a kayak and go down this river on a different date.
Last, but not least, any visitor of Asturias should visit the
Sanctuary of Covadonga, a picturesque religious place built in the middle of the mountains.
For more information about Oviedo and Asturias, please visit