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Santa Maria del Naranco

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Address: Oviedo, Spain (Formerly Naranco Mount)
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One of the best Romanesque churches in the country

Definitely worthy visiting this church which is on a hill. It is one of the best 3 main Romanesque churches in Oviedo, very well preserved. Note you need to walk 5 minutes from... read more

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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Definitely worthy visiting this church which is on a hill. It is one of the best 3 main Romanesque churches in Oviedo, very well preserved. Note you need to walk 5 minutes from the bus parking.

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Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The distinctive architecture of pre-Romanesque buildings is brilliantly evidenced by this small and humble church, set on a green hillside and not in the middle of the city. The colour of the stone, the lines and proportions, all contribute to making this the pre-eminent building to be seen in the Oviedo area. Well, for those with an interest in architectural... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simply beautiful! I went in January, it was cold but sunny. My timing was perfect because the day I left Asturias it started to rain. The view of Oviedo from Santa Maria del Naranco is absolutely breathtaking. So green and fresh! The two buildings aren't very interesting. But, definitely worth it if you're into nature and a bit of hiking.

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Reviewed 23 January 2017

I visited the Santa Maria Del Naranco while on my way to the summit of Monte Naranco, in order to see the Christ statue and the surrounding views, which covered almost the whole of Asturias. Just like the San Miguel De Lillo, which is only about 100m away, it was in a spacious area, with a few people taking photographs,... More 

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san francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

For someone who is not religious, I certainly spent a lot of time in churches in Spain, mostly very grand. This one is unique, though, a delicate, charming structure. You can just feel the tremendous age of it (over 1,000 years). When we were there, you couldn't go inside, but it was still well worth the visit. If you drive... More 

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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This is a must in Oviedo. Very nice place and monument with excellent views of the city. Indispensable visita a este Patrimonio de la Humanidad. Vistas excelentes y entorno encantador.

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Thank Daniel F
Andalucia, Spain
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Reviewed 19 November 2016

Well worth the detour built in 848 AD it is one o the largest still standing structures. There is a small door on the north side. When I was there it was a few euros to enter and they were taking small groups.

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Thank William H
Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

No one should visit Asturias without visiting some of the truly magnificent example of Mozarabic or Pre-Romanic art and architecture. Santa Maria del Naranco is one of the very best and quite unique. It would be useful to take a good guidebook with you, so that you miss nothing.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately when we got there, the churches were closed so we could only see them from the outside. The hilltop view was pretty, and we had a nice walk to the next church and then an easy hike in the woods. It was nice for our family to get some exercise and enjoy the afternoon. A little house below the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

Not a huge amount to see, and what there is not helped by chaotic organisation which makes it virtually impossible for non- Spanish speakers to see inside. Like the rest of Oviedo, the signage to the site is appalling. But really not worth the effort.

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