Centro Niemeyer


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Centro Niemeyer

This is an international cultural centre designed by the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. Centro Niemeyer is his first work in Spain and it is well visited by relevant personalities of the cultural world such as Nobel prize-winner Woyle Soyinka and famous actors like Kevin Spacey and Brad Pitt. Woody Allen has also included bits of it in his first film in Spain, Vicky Cristina Barcelona from 2008.

Do & See

Relics of earlier eras are scattered in and around the cities, including many pre-Romanesque churches and other buildings dating back to the 8th and the 10th centuries, when Asturias was one of the few regions of Christian Spain to remain unconquered by the Moors, who occupied most parts of the Iberian Peninsula. The region was a cradle of prehistoric civilisation, and remarkable cave paintings may be seen at the Cueva de Tito Bustillo in Ribadesella. Almost one-third of the region has been designated as a region of outstanding natural beauty, and four nature reserves have been given UNESCO Biosphere status.