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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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  • The Church of St. Michael is very close to Santa Maria. It gives the impression of a small rural Church, but it is a third of the old one. The rest was destroyed in the middle ages by soil erosion...  more »
  • Very nice little church on the top of a hill worth a visit. We drove up and parked on the side of the road - others walked up the hill (which is what you are supposed to do).  more »
  • We could only view it from the outside because is currently being restored. The guide actually starts at Santa Maria del Naranco, which can be viewed from the inside. The guide was very kind, spoke...  more »
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  • Beautiful, lovely small romanic church, in a amazing spot not far away from Oviedo. Unbelievable sunset
  • Nice walk out of Oviedo with great views and this beautiful historic church. Don’t miss it!!
  • Stop there on your way to Monte Naranco
  • Beautiful, unique. According to the schedule it should have been opened but it wasn't. Late October. Still the outside is worth the visit. Not indicated, the parking is at the bottom of the hill.
  • IX Century with former religious / government uses -Church / Palace-. Worth a visit, even better if you walk or run up here.

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