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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  • These buildings in the hills are well looked after and a peaceful place to visit. Be sure you have walking shoes on.  more »
  • Well preserved historical Roman church. Unsure whether this is used as a worship place today, but somewhat likely. Certainly part of the pilgrimage route to Santiago. Entrance is free on Monday.  more »
  • This is a Romanesque style church that was called to be a palace many many years ago. It's a small old building that you may get to know inside if you hire the guided tour in the ticket office that is...  more »
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  • Well preserved historical Roman church. Unsure whether this is used as a worship place today, but somewhat likely. Certainly part of the pilgrimage route to Santiago. Entrance is free on Monday.
  • It used to be a palace and now it's used as a church sometimes. Wonderful example of prerromanic art and a treasure. The views are wonderful from here too
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