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Santa Maria del Naranco

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Address: Oviedo, Spain (Formerly Naranco Mount)
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We drove to the site after expending time in the city center, it was worth it. The Romanesque church from the 10th-11th centuries standing high in the hills of Oviedo is quite a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We drove to the site after expending time in the city center, it was worth it. The Romanesque church from the 10th-11th centuries standing high in the hills of Oviedo is quite a sight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A bit out of town, but everyone will tell you... worth the effort. Great for family and friend photo ops. Recommended for the Visigothic hunting lodge aficionados out there! :-) Then you go over to the Visigothic chapel!

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Sleepy Hollow, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The Romanesque church from the 10th-11th centuries standing high in the hills of Oviedo is quite a sight. While close to a ruin in condition it is well maintained and very impressive. Make certain it will be open before you go, since the few visitors it gets (at least during the off-season we were there) might get the lone guard... More 

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Gibraltar
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I guess I anticipated more when visiting this site. But I was slightly disappointed as there wasn't a sign that explained the ruins. The views from the site were good though.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Drove up to Santa Maria and parked outside San Miguel. It was closed so I was a bit disappointed to miss out on the tours. Beautiful views of the city but honestly I didn't think it was worth the place of best attraction in Oviedo. Maybe if they were open it would make it worthwhile.

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Pontevedra Province, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A very interesting place to visit ,it was a little difficult to find but well worth it we parked at the bottom of the hill and walked up it was very easy and a nice walk .

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Combine with San Miguel de Lillo, which is on the same site, and you get a guided tour (in Spanish) of both for E3. You can't walk round by yourself, it is only by guided tour, so allow time for the tour to start. There is an information centre by the car park to pass the time in. It is... More 

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Bilbao, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Beautiful pre-romanesque building with wonderful surroundings and views. Easy to park nearby. Lots of fresh air.

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

If you like very old buildings, this is a must. Tiny, hard to believe it was originally a palace. Very simple. For 3 euros we had a group tour of this building and the adjacent church of San Miguel de Lillo. Both well worth the bus ride from Oviedo and the tramp uphill to reach the buildings.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Wonderful 9th century church building, worth a visit whatever your religious beliefs. Perched on the hillside overlooking the City. Impressive outside and in.

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Address: Oviedo, Spain (Formerly Naranco Mount)
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Asturias  >  Oviedo

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