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Santa Maria del Naranco

Oviedo, Spain
+34 638 26 01 63
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We walked up here on the Sunday morning. It is a beautiful spot and there is a guided tour if you... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stirling, United Kingdom
A sophisticated small palace dated from the dark period of Middle Age

Santa Maria de Los Narancos 4 km uphill from Oviedo, placed on a beautiful scenery with a (not very... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Lisbon, Portugal
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Oviedo, Spain
+34 638 26 01 63
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked up here on the Sunday morning. It is a beautiful spot and there is a guided tour if you wish, there is also a shop with info and an audio visual presentation.It is well worth the visit

Thank helendc1
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Santa Maria de Los Narancos 4 km uphill from Oviedo, placed on a beautiful scenery with a (not very attractive) view of the town it´s a unique Pre-Romanesque monument: a palace or hunt pavilion, lately transformed in a church, built by one of the first...More

Thank FernandoAlmeida2013
Reviewed 23 September 2017

There are guided tours (go to the little office below Santa Maria and pay--then wait until one starts--Spanish only but the speakers are very clear and careful) of this church, built in 848--astoundingly early. Really you are looking at some of the first important large...More

Thank Jesse K
Reviewed 16 September 2017

When you travel as much as we do, we can be forgiven for not wanting to visit another church. This one is an exception. It may be plain, so you're not here for the decoration. It's the history that matters here. That said, I found...More

1  Thank BlueWindez
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We were not able to go in as there were too many tourists. It was worth going to though. Since it is a rather steep climb, if you are coming from town, I would suggest a taxi.

Thank Kimi D
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Worth the bus ride. You need to avoid midday ,no tours 1340 to 1540. Quite arduous if using the bus.

Thank paultrevor
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Driving to the hill where it is located is easy, then getting on foot to the area is slightly complicated, but at the end make sense to walk (you may reach the top on a car as well). It seems that it was first a...More

Thank Salvador H
Reviewed 27 August 2017

There is a guided tour every hour for 3 euros which also takes you to M. Michel (500 yards away), but there is not a lot inside. Probably worth a few photos from the path, and a little walk around the area.

Thank Susie K
Reviewed 6 August 2017

The first Christian Kingdon in Spain, after the arrival of the Moslims in the year 711 A.C., was raised in the central northdern Spain, surrounded by the sea and the mountains, and it was called Asturias, that´s why Asturias today is called Principality of Asturias...More

3  Thank Ivan1910
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Very pretty building and defiantly worth a quick visit if sightseeing in Oviedo. Tickets cost about 3 euros to see the inside of the building with a tour (unfortunately only in Spanish). I think this building and the sister church down the path both close...More

2  Thank Kirk7of9
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