The current church of San Tirso is a construction that has gone through major alterations throughout its existence; the latest in the twentieth century, which has resulted in the aspect we see today. Founded around the year 812 by King Alfonso II the Chaste, all that is still visible of the primitive pre-Romanesque building is the upper part of the central apse, with a window with three Roman brick arches, capitals, marble columns and base sections taken from a late Roman construction; all framed by an alfiz.
This three-section window is similar to those seen in the churches of San Julián de los Prados, San Pedru Nora and Santa María de Bendones, all of which were built in the ninth century.
Oviedo/Uviéu. Cathedral of San Salvador. Plaza de Alfonso II El Castro.
985 21 96 42 (Holy Chamber)
985 20 31 17 (museum)
November to February:
Monday to Saturday, from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 18:00 h. 7th December, from 10:00 to 13:00 h. and from 16:00 to 17:00 h.
March, April, May and October:
Monday to Saturday, from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 19:00 h.
Monday to Friday, from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 20:00 h. Saturdays, from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 18:00 h.
July and August
Monday to Friday, from 10:00 to 20:00 h. Saturdays, from 10:00 to 18:00 h.
Monday to Saturday, from 10:00 to 19:00 h. Saturdays, from 10:00 to 18:00 h. And from 14th and 21st, from 10:00 to 17:00 h.
Sundays and Bank Holidays, 10th June (from 16:00 to 18:30 h.) and 8th and 9th December.
General entry to the Cathedral
Individuals (including audio guide), 13-65 years of age: 7.00 €.
Pensioners (including audio guide), groups of over 15 people and every tuesday: 6.00 €.
Schoolchildren from 12-18 years of age accompanied by a teacher, university students: 5,00 €.
Accredited pilgrims, large families and the unemployed: 4.00 €.
Partial tour* (Holy Chamber, Museum, Cloister)
Whenever liturgical celebrations are being held in the Central Nave.
General public: 5.00 €.
Accredited pilgrims, large families and the unemployed: 3.00 €.
Group rates, accompanied by accredited guides:
Full Visit: 5.00 €.
Partial Visit: 4.00 € (Only when religious celebrations are being held in the Central Nave).
Whenever liturgical celebrations are being held, there are only "partial" visits (Holy Chamber, Museum and Cloister)
Mass, check: catedraldeoviedo.com.