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. Take the guesswork out of planning a Oviedo vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Visit - a space in nature, filled with spirituality... on the path of saint Jacques near Oviedo
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  • Ayalga.com de l'arquiteutura of the Reinu D'asturies. Treasure of the architecture of the Kingdom of Asturias. Architectural treasure of the kingdom of asturias
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  • One of the basics in Asturias and in Oviedo. Along with San Miguel de Lillo, visit in Oviedo
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  • Notable ejemplo de la arquitectura prerrománica. Una pena que no se pueda visitar sin guía. Un poco mal gestionado ese aspecto, además de no contar con ninguna placa con la planta arquitectónica o información al respecto.
  • Amazing building (unfortunately the frescos are gone but it still is very fascinating); local guides will tell you all you need to know. The only unfortunate thing is too many people know and get to visit ;)
  • Impressive, but no information at all unless you go on a guided tour. Great view over Oviedo.
  • Pre-romanic structure later converted into a church. A UNESCO heritage site. Tours are available but mostly in Spanish. There is a reception center with plenty of historical information close to it. You have to look for it and it is worth visiting for the introductory movie and descriptions in English and French besides Spanish. The smallish gift shop has some quality items besides the usual stuff. And there are also bathrooms.
  • Increíble. Valió la pena subir hasta aquí. Si buscáis un poco de su historia ayudará a entenderla y a valorar más todo.
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