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San Miguel de Lillo, Oviedo

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In a country full of magnificent cathedrals, 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. Using our international travel planner, Oviedo attractions like San Miguel de Lillo can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Another great building. A young boy was practicing his bag pipes and it just added to an already beautiful day.  more »
  • The San Miguel De Lillo was an excellent building and goes well with two nearby attractions, the Santa Maria Del Naranco and Monte Naranco. It's easy to get to, especially by car, although me and my g...  more »
  • If visiting Santa Maria del Naranco, then visit the nearby San Miguel de Lillo as well. You can easily do both in a morning or afternoon, and there are great views of Oviedo from the mountain too. Yet...  more »
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  • A sentence that is marketed and altered. To my ruins like most untouched. The area is very beautiful nature etc. Plenty of life.
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  • Beautiful church of the pre-Romanesque style built on the 842 by the King Ramiro I. Patrimonio in 1985. Visit obliged.
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  • Very close to Oviedo and above Santa María de el Naranco another great Pearl of the time Asturian pre-Romanesque thing to visit in Oviedo. Highly recommended and indispensable.
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  • Small church that once took measures more considerable, as attested by the foreign "drawing". Great looking on the outside, inside is quite noticeable wear. A bit of history. Combined with Santa Maria which, for 3 euros, worth a visit.
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