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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  • Pre-Romanesque church of the 9th century at the entrance of Oviedo on the highway "And". Heritage of humanity since 1998 and artistic historical monument since 1917. Closed on Sundays and public holidays.
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  • A must-see for art lovers. Also known as Santullano, inside can be seen precious pre-Romanesque paintings discovered in the 1970s under a layer of lime.
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  • Millennial Ilesia de Reinu d' Astúries dómina. Ancient church at the time of the Kingdom of Asturias. Millenary church of the Kingdom of Asturias was
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  • Interesting but not stunning, but worth the €2 for the tour (which is only in Spanish).
  • The Church is beautiful, as well as the environment: in the back there is a meadow garden with trees and benches for relaxing or sunbathing. The interior is fairly well preserved (photos cannot be), but best of all is the Guide: you explained in great detail and makes the visit enjoyable.
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  • A church that is worth seeing even if it is not so central. You can walk from Center without problems strolling. Also has green areas to their nearby that they very well if you're going with your furry friend.
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  • Wonderful Romanesque church decorated with ancient painting in the Orthodox Greek style. Must see! Little treasure hidden near the center of Oviedo.
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  • A true gem of pre-Romanesque. Something unique to see, the Asturian Sistine Chapel. His paintings are impressive. Guided tours are every 30 min and very well explained.
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