Santa María del Naranco. Prerrománico asturiano, Oviedo

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Remarkably well preserved for being more than 1,000 years old, Santa María del Naranco. Prerrománico asturiano has served as a hunting palace as well as a pre-Romanesque church. Its architecture is worth studying because of the age alone, but it’s also unique in style: at the front and the rear, four columns each form porticos. Note the sculpture of a Greek cross, which symbolizes the Asturian monarchy. Enjoy views down to the city of Oviedo and toward the statue of Christ on the cross. Put Santa María del Naranco. Prerrománico asturiano into our Oviedo trip itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • A must if you have some sensitivity. Visit curtain. I advise to go on tour. Five minutes from the Center
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  • They are a few wonders that has the city, with views per guapes, beside there is a restaurant that will eat very well and has a sidriña ASTURIAN typical that I recommend you try
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  • If I had to show someone Oviedo, and only had the opportunity to take you to a unique place, certainly none would lead him to Santa maria del Naranco. I think that this monument for its singular beauty, its uncertain origins, its location and its symbolism, is the highlight of any visit to Oviedo. To little information that you seek, you'll see that the history (and legend) of the Foundation of the Kingdom of Asturias is totally interwoven with the origins and history of this monument. Not without reason, its main façade inspired by the symbol of our tourist slogan "Asturias, Natural paradise" if I do not give the note of 10, is not that the monument does not deserve it is, if not for its surroundings. The lots are horrible, virtually non-existent and two or three nearby buildings severely disfigure your environment. It would be very welcome to the Principality, or whom it may concern give to that place an adequate environment, as no doubt it deserves.
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  • If you are visiting Oviedo, climb to the Naranco and enjoy the prerromanicos monuments is a fantastic tour that will help you to learn the history of this beautiful land.
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