One of the most notable sites to see in the city is the sheer volume of statues strewn across the city grid. It seems that everywhere you look there’s another statue, from wandering travelers to overweight naked mother. There's even a giant butt (no lie. My host parents think it’s hilarious). One thing is for sure, Spaniards know how to laugh and take a joke. Their humor is a bit more vulgar than I’m used to, with butts and such, but it is a tiny bit funny if I’m being honest. My favorite statue so far is one of a woman with her nose in a book. I see myself in her, her studious nature and a gaze of intensity and dedication in her black marble eyes.
Past the statues, there’s nothing more beautiful than the district Antigua (ancient district). The ground is a marble stone base and everything is built with a unique history to it. The Cathedral and the Basilica, two incredible sights to see, are both located in the Antigua district. If you haven't already gathered, Spaniards truly know how to build a church. It's not enough to simply stare from a far. You need to enter each building, as they are more impressive inside than they are on the outside. There's no telling how many years it took to complete each masterpiece.
Even the University Campus in Oviedo is a sight to behold. With old butter-yellow buildings and a serene grassy campus, it’s not only peaceful but also chock-full of history. It dates back to the 17th century and, if you enter the buildings, you will see ornate artistry that Calvin College can’t begin to compete with. (Sorry, Calvin. I still love you.) To think I get to study in these incredible buildings is a blessing indeed.