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10 essential places to visit in Oxford

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This list of places to visit in Oxford It will help you to enjoy this famous university city to the fullest that we are sure, will exceed all your previous expectations.
City not only stands out for having some of the oldest and most prestigious colleges in the world, Oxford also impresses with its beautiful historic center, full of stone buildings crowned by spiers and historic pubs, where the good atmosphere reigns.
In addition, this city will give you unforgettable moments while walking and visiting its main tourist attractions, since although it may seem a lie, we assure you that you will feel in every corner the tradition and the value for knowledge, which have made this place a great source of Great writers and illustrious characters.

Based on the experience of the time we spent in the city during our last month trip to London, we have made this list of what we believe are the 10 places to see in Oxford essential. We start!

1. Christ Church College

The huge Christ Church is the most famous college and one of the places to visit in Oxford in one day more beautiful. In addition to being part of the University of Oxford, this college has inside the cathedral of the city and is one of the most prestigious to have up to thirteen Prime Ministers among its former students.
To visit it we recommend you follow the itinerary of the brochure that you get at the entrance and that goes through all the most interesting places in college such as the stairs, the dining room, the large central courtyard, the cloister and, above all, the cathedral with its beautiful stained glass windows and chapels.
Although always enjoyed great prestige, its popularity has grown in recent years thanks to its spectacular dining room, which served as an inspiration to recreate the great dining room of the Harry Potter saga.
If you are a big fan of this young wizard, do not miss this Harry Potter tour with a Spanish guide that goes through all the scenes where scenes from the movies were shot.

Visiting hours: Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sundays from 2pm to 5pm. Keep in mind that the Hall only opens from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm. We recommend you check the schedules on this official page.


2. Bodleian Library

In a city full of large bookstores and libraries, the Bodleiana library stands out above all, one of the oldest in Europe and the main research library to see in Oxford.
Keep in mind that although there are some visits that should not be guided, to enter the library room, you have to book some of the guided tours offered at the entrance box. We booked the half-hour mini tour that passes through the two most interesting places like the impressive Duke Humfrey's Library and the Divinity School, a medieval hall built between 1427 and 1483, which has served as a filming stage in the Harry Potter movies.
Near the library there are two other important buildings that we recommend you not to miss, such as the Sheldonian Theater and the new Bodleian Library, known as the Weston Library, where the rarest and oldest books are located.
Visiting hours: you can check the tour schedules on this page.

Ashmolean Museum

How to get to Oxford from London

Although Oxford has an airport nearby, the vast majority of tourists visit the city from London in one day.
To get to Oxford you can book one of the trains that leave every 10 minutes from London Paddington station and take about an hour to arrive. Another option is to take an Oxford Tube or X90 company bus that leaves every 10 minutes from Victoria Coach Station.
If you want to make the excursion more comfortable and with the explanations of a guide in Spanish you can book this excursion by train or by bus that includes Stratford, both considered two of the best excursions in London.
For more information about the transfer you can check this post on how to go to Oxford from London in one day.

Map of the best places to see in Oxford

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