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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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  • August 20, 2017
    A pleasant drive up the hill to get here. This and the other nearby church are historical buildings in their own right but perhaps after being in Oviedo first, we felt a bit underwhelmed by this churc...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    Impossible to Park many cars no parking and also had a girlfriend, taking pictures from the road it looks, I don't think it's worth
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  • August 19, 2017
    The ideal accompaniment. Santa María de el Naranco. Another jewel of the Romanesque. He visits with the same input (3€). The Organization of guided tours should be improved...
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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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