Church of San Miguel de Lillo, Oviedo

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In a country full of magnificent cathedrals, Church of San Miguel de Lillo can seem nondescript. The relatively small size of this 9th-century church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, belies the critical role that it played in maintaining Christianity during Moorish rule. Take note of the pre-Romanesque style that would later become prominent in Spanish cathedral design. Inside, columns (as opposed to pillars) separate the three naves, which are decorated with Byzantine and North African motifs. The hillside location offers fine views of Oviedo and the surrounding mountains. Plan to see Church of San Miguel de Lillo and other attractions that appeal to you using our Oviedo road trip website .
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  • A pleasant drive up the hill to get here. This and the other nearby church are historical buildings in their own right but perhaps after being in Oviedo first, we felt a bit underwhelmed by this churc...  more »
  • Impossible to Park many cars no parking and also had a girlfriend, taking pictures from the road it looks, I don't think it's worth
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  • The ideal accompaniment. Santa María de el Naranco. Another jewel of the Romanesque. He visits with the same input (3€). The Organization of guided tours should be improved...
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  • Wonderful little church dating back to 848AD
  • Lovely place.
  • Asturias and within it Oviedo, they have a great history, so it is must-see monuments. Among them, this small church, which although they do not have great content, can help us to know and appreciate a little more this beautiful land. They are visit guided, with very good explanation and open questions
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  • Unlike Santa María de el Naranco is a church. It belongs to the Asturian pre-Romanesque. Century lX. And it is on the outskirts of Oviedo. Beautiful girl.
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  • Guided visit & shared with Santa María de Naranco for €3. It is the ugly sister of the other church. Less than half of what it was and over photos inside, cannot be made while inside there is nothing to do.
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