San Julian de los Prados, Oviedo

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San Julian de los Prados is a 9th-century church that is considered a great piece of Asturian art, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The architecture resembles the Roman style. There is very little original decoration remaining on the church, but look for the marble capitals at the tops of the pillars. You can also see original frescos on the walls and ceiling. The building is just next to a freeway, so it’s easy to find. Using our international travel planner, Oviedo attractions like San Julian de los Prados can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Impossible take a cultural trip to Oviedo without visiting this jewel of instructed Asturian pre-Romanesque art built by King Alfonso II at the beginning of the S IX. It's beautiful inside and out while inside the paintings are quite damaged and are being restored. It is important to be clear about the visiting hours and recommend be accompanied by a guide which makes a lot more interesting to visit it
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  • Again asuriano pre-Romanesque, worthy of visit abroad as well as the interior since it has some paint quite well preserved.
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  • A must for any lover of pre-Romanesque art. It is encased between several roads but the temple is worth a visit. Stunning frescoes of this gem, with an imposing crucified of the s. XIII in the central bobeda. Not recommended, as follows.
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  • One of the main elements of the Asturian pre-Romanesque. A beautiful church with a park on one side and the highway on the other. The beauty of the temple is compromised by the situation of the same and the noise of the cars on the highway. Still deserves your visit worthwhile since it is very close to the old part of the city and a ride may be giving.
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  • Essential if you are interested in art and history. I don't understand why it is not more famous being a treasure trove of such level. The guided tour is too, pleasant and enriching. The feeling I have whenever I visit it (and already going a few times) is of perplexity and beauty.
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  • Instructed to build by El King Alfonso II the Casto between 812 and 842, within a suburban set, which included a Palace and baths as well as other units, was built on an ancient Roman villa. Declared heritage of humanity by Unesco. Popularly known as "Santullano" is the Church of greater size and best preserved of the Spanish territory. One of the many buildings that Alfonso II, raised in Oviedo, to move the capital from Cangas de Onís. Inside there are a magnificent collection of paintings.
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  • Thank you this very well
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  • It is a pre-Romanesque church, one of the four buildings declared World Heritage site by the UNESCO in Oviedo. It only cost € 1 entrance and worth seeing this building which dates from this time, largest and best preserved in Asturias, and has paintings that are kept in good condition, clean but keeping how remained with the passage of time. The Christ that is in the main altar is very peculiar, and appears as a point of inspiration in the film by Woody Allen, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
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