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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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  • San Miguel and Sta. Maria, both mounts mounts so are two jewels of Romanesque stone's throw from the capital that you should not miss, more than once visited and admired
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  • Not far from Santa Maria del Naranco is set this one important example of Romanesque style that has earned him a mention in Oviedo on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Between the two buildings (both beautiful) I must say that in some ways I preferred this, completely surrounded by the peacefulness of the Woods and the river and away from street lights and the city, which are clearly visible from Santa Maria. I visited the place together with a friend. It was a winter evening and there was no one, not even a tourist (as opposed to Santa Maria del Naranco, where we met a whole bunch of girls on vacation). The fact that San Miguel de Lillo was so secluded and nestled in the unique beauty of the forest (made even more fascinating by the shadows of evening) made the visit to this church one of the most beautiful moments of my entire trip in Asturias.
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  • Together with his cousin the Palace of Santa Maria is the obligadisima return who like the pre-Romanesque. Elegant, fragile stamp... Don't miss a few KMS also the Conventín to get idea of this art of constructions. Best Park below raise a stroll. You can't, nor should leave cars nearby.
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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
  • I loved this place
  • Wonderful little church dating back to 848AD
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