Oviedo was first founded by two monks named Maximo and Fromestano in 761. The first settlement was completed with the completion of a small church dedication to Saint Vicente. King Fruela I of Austurias, who was the fourth Austurian monarch, decided to build a palace and a nearby church, which really improved the conditions and the morale of the city. Though King Fruela I was important in Oviedo's history, it was another king who truly made an impact. Alfonso II established Oviedo as a capital city as a ruling court because the court was moved from Pravia. Another huge part of Oviedo's history was the creation of the Pilgrim's Route to Santiago de Compostela. This winds up bringing thousands of visitors to the city every year as a result of all of the spiritual symbols of the city. Oviedo also became a center of different architectural influences, with roots from Roman, Visigoth, and Norman traditions. Since the founding of the Arts College, also known as the University of Oviedo, there has been an increase in international travelers to the region, as well as students and culture.