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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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  • We climbed Mount Naranjo and found him on the road. You can visit together to the other church sell joint tickets and must be in Group
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  • Church Greek cross plan. In stone. Tiny. Amazing. Unfortunately the lack of money is undermining the structure of this jewel of the 19th century a.d. because of renovations, which we would define urgent, yet not spoken. The Church contains two stone jambs of the main door depicting the Holy family, a Christian martyr (perhaps San Daniele because facing a lion) and at the bottom you see not good, could be the presentation in the temple. Both the same, but certainly by two different artists. It will be a challenge to those who portrayed the same topic? The Church has a small balcony in front of the altar, now condemned. We note with great difficulty remains of primitive frescoes. Remained some capitals with figures of animals, flowers, heads. In a beautiful location which overlooks Oviedo. Another masterpiece is only a few meters from the Church of Santa Maria del Naranco. From Monday to Tuesday, the visit is free and the churches are open from a volunteer every half hour, alternating. Starts at 10 o'clock the second. Finish at 12.30 with the first. On Sunday three euros with obligatory Guide. They are both worth a visit, are worth a trip. Manuela and Alessandro Gori p.s. A third pre-Romanesque church, perhaps more important is San Julian de los prados
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  • Once gets into this area it is logical to visit two monuments that are 300 metres away from the other. Turn on the outside because it seems that don't visit inside. If the day is good, it is a nice site.
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  • One of the jewels that constitute the pre-Romanesque little peninsula is essential to your visit, next to Santa María de el Naranco. There are hits free Monday which can be completed with the audio guides of tourism page, but should be attentive to the opening hours or only you will see on the outside, I've posted them here. The rest of the week there are guided tours.
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  • I would love to go to this Chapel San Miguel since I live in between rivers Argentina and he is the patron saint of San Miguel between rivers I'd go but I don't have much money for the trip and I'm from surname Solis Asturian is the origin of Solis
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  • Architectural symbols well preserved an oasis of tranquility scarce parking
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  • Get the guided tour that starts in Santa María del Naranco, you won't regret it :-) San Miguel de Lillo is probably one of the pre-Romanesque monuments more important in the world.
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