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All reviews guided tour santa maria worth the effort old church beautiful view of the city hill overlooking romanesque churches unesco world heritage nice walk well worth the visit san miguel pre palace building spain monument asturias
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just stopped on the road for a tiny walk and the view was very impressive. Looks really nice building and peaceful there.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 8 February 2019 via mobile

We arrived on a clear sunny yet chilly morning with a view of the Spanish Alps, Los Picos de Europa and the capital and elegant city of Oviedo below. Truly a place to meditate and clear one's mind. Santa Maria, Holy Mary pray for us...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

It ranks among the oldest churches in the whole of Spain, having been raised -originally as a palace- by the Asturian kings holding out in this northern region against the Arabs then occupying most of Spain. The building has a strange sort of elegance and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

A wonderful surprise with loads of history! This is a must see when you visit Oviedo. Although it is off the beaten path, it is well worth the effort and is one of 2 World Heritage sites: San Miguel de Lillo is the other. At...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Visited in the afternoon. Loved the church, and the architecture is quite unique. There are not that many pre-romanesque churches left. We liked the vertical, laconic style. If you want to go inside to see, you must get a tour. I think the tour guide...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

I walked up there early, around 9 , and it was quiet , with no traffic or tourists. It was a nice walk but may be a bit of a challenge for others. The views are worth the effort.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

A bit larger that San Miguel de Lillo, a nice to walk around. Not wheelchair accessible from the road. Nice views of the city. No parking facilities nearby.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

The complex is incredible as it sets “in stone” the huge effort made by men to re start life “in style” after the barbaric invasions The monument per se is irrelevant if compared to any renaissance or roman building but this is just after the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

This church is a landmark in the outside of Oviedo, if you have your own car, come when the sun is low (very early or late in the afternoon), since there is not too much room to park around. If you are interested in the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

The view was amazing and worth the trek. Free on Monday AM. There is a parking lot a little below the church and you can walk here and San Miguel from the lot. There are a few spots directly in front of each location.

Date of experience: August 2018
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