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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. Plan to see San Miguel de Lillo and other attractions that appeal to you using our Oviedo road trip website .
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  • A gem of pre-Romanesque in monte Orange deserves much worth visiting it since according to account history was an area in which abounded bears at that time since it is very near Santa Maria del Naranjo which was residence of Liana Kings Astures. A good visit
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  • Castle of Alfonso II - a beautiful setting overlooking the city of Oviedo and its mountains - rustic Atmosphere - heritage and history - a nice ride that will take you to the Summit and his giant Christ - a journey on foot - mountain bike also
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  • A Roman Catholic church that was built on Mount Naranco and is situated near the Church of Santa María del Naranco. It was consecrated in 842 and only 1/3 of the original structure still stands. It is...  more »
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  • IX Century with former religious / government uses -Church / Palace-. Worth a visit, even better if you walk or run up here.
  • Such a beautiful little church in a striking setting with a wonderful view of Oviedo next to it. Wonderfully preserved, with certain bits being one hundred percent authentic still intact, such as arcs and Windows. Cheap to visit as well. Just make sure you bring an umbrella :p
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  • Wonderful little church dating back to 848AD
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