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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  • 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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