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San Miguel de Lillo

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Address: Naranco Mount, near Santa Maria, Oviedo, Spain
Phone Number: 638-260-163
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Small building. Just a few minutes away.

You can access it by car or by bus. See my review of Santa Maria del Naranco, as the two buildings form a single visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 8, 2014
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Malaga, Spain
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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

You can access it by car or by bus. See my review of Santa Maria del Naranco, as the two buildings form a single visit.

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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We took the bus from Oviedo and climbed up to this old church and for 3 euros had a one hour tour both this and the adjacent Santa Maria del Naranco. There is also a free visitor center.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If you have seen the Santa Maria del Naranco then you will want to see this building too, believed to be by the same architect. Not quite as stunning but sill very beautiful.

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Ancona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Like with Santa Maria, when I arrived here I found a group inside with a guide telling them about it, so I just squeezed in with them and looked around and listened. No-one seemed to object, and I got the impression that it was normal. I never saw a visitor centre so i never bought a ticket. If I should... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

You can only see San Miguel de Lillo together with Santa Maria del Naranco and they are BOTH well worth visiting. Get your ticket at the office below both monuments (EXCEPT on Tuesday!!! The office is closed and you must get your ticket at Santa Maria). You can only enter the two monuments with a Spanish guided tour. San Miguel... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

San Miguel de Lillo and Santa Maria del Naranco are spectacularly well preserved buildings from the 9th century and just a short journey from Oviedo. See them on your way in or out of town. It's well worth a couple of hours and you get some beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

It is definitely worth going out of Oviedo see the San Miguel de Lillo and the nearby Santa Maria del Naranco. We got a taxi from the town to take us up which was worth the money. Both ruins are open but not all the time so worth checking if you want a look at the inside - they were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

This and the neighbouring Santa Maria del Naranco are fascinating to old church geeks like me- very atmospheric and full of fascinating detail. The guided tour may only be in Spanish; but it is worth tagging along to get inside. We never did find the visitors' centre. Taxi up, walk down!

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Findlay, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

This is a very impressive building and it's not a far drive (or hike) from Oviedo. The only thing is that there's not much parking. We were very impressed by how well maintained it is. Some of the windows were even covered by a plastic shield and you could tell that the ones that were not had been restored while... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

A short drive from Oviedo into the hills of Naranco, you will find this per romantic church still standing , time and wind doesn't seem to impact this structure. Worth to look at it.

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