We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

San Miguel de Lillo

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Naranco Mount, near Santa Maria, Oviedo, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 638 26 01 63

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 716 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 21
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
  • 0
  • 0
The Trifecta

The San Miguel De Lillo was an excellent building and goes well with two nearby attractions, the Santa Maria Del Naranco and Monte Naranco. It's easy to get to, especially by car... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2017
Add Photo Write a Review

716 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 37: English reviews
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

The San Miguel De Lillo was an excellent building and goes well with two nearby attractions, the Santa Maria Del Naranco and Monte Naranco. It's easy to get to, especially by car, although me and my grandfather walked. It is an old building that is good for photographs etc.

Thank CallumBradfield
Herefordshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

If visiting Santa Maria del Naranco, then visit the nearby San Miguel de Lillo as well. You can easily do both in a morning or afternoon, and there are great views of Oviedo from the mountain too. Yet another superb example of pre-Romanic architecture quite unique to Asturias and well worth a visit.

1 Thank RaphaelTobias
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

A beautiful place to visit together with Santa Maria where you get a view of Oviedo and get to know with a very competent guide the ancient history of the place.

Thank Neo-20
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

This is definitely worth a visit. The walk up is steep but the site is not crowded and really pretty.

1 Thank Clare H
Level Contributor
40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I found San Miguel de Lillo more appealing than Santa Maria, though both are fabulous. I have lived in Oviedo for a few years now and never made my way up to the monuments. Embarrassing, I know. This Saturday I decided to go. I stopped at the small museum before and read up on some of the history. Everything was... More 

Thank Angela P
Malaga, Spain
Level Contributor
3,501 reviews
3,118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3,087 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

The San Miguel de Lillo Church was built in the 9th century and is one of the oldest churches in Spain. It was used as a chapel by King Ramiro I. It honors the Archangel Michael.

1 Thank BennyMalaga
Level Contributor
233 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

San Miguel is just a few hundred metres from Santa Maria so it makes sense to see both, although Santa Maria is the more interesting. You really need a car. I enjoy walking, but it is a long slog up from Oviedo. Pre-romanesque is uncommon in Europe so it is worth making the effort to see both churches.

Thank retired698
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
781 reviews
257 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 315 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

We visited this church, but were unable to go inside as this requires a being booked on a tour which was not available on the day we visited (a Monday). The church is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Thank Wilcoxm51
Silver Spring, Maryland
Level Contributor
329 reviews
171 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

This 9th C Unesco site is well worth the effort if only for its single stone cut windows and great views over the city. The walk down was even better passing by the 9th C Santa Maria del Naranco.

2 Thank Gene J
Level Contributor
114 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

A few minutes uphill from Santa Maria del Naranco, this is another outstanding and unique opportunity to admire pre-Romanesque architecture not very much seen outside this area. There's no parking outside the church and you must leave your car further down hill. and visits to inside the church are by appointment only, starting from nearby Santa Maria del Naranco. Still... More 

1 Thank The_Horror

Travellers who viewed San Miguel de Lillo also viewed


Been to San Miguel de Lillo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of San Miguel de Lillo and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Salem, Virginia
8 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from San Miguel de Lillo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?