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Iglesia de San Julian de los Prados

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Address: C/ Selgas, 1, 33011 , Oviedo, Spain
Phone Number: +34(985)285582 ‎
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Beautiful Church!

We were on a ship tour from RC Anthem to see this beautiful church and World Heritage Site. Although the church was not opened on our visit, we enjoyed walking around the grounds... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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120 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We couldn't get into the church as it was a Spanish Holiday, but it did look amazing. It backs onto a major highway and it's right in the middle of a built up area, so not as dramatic as Santa Maria. I think all the amazing bits are inside, but as it was closed and very wet I shall never... More 

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panama city
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We were on a ship tour from RC Anthem to see this beautiful church and World Heritage Site. Although the church was not opened on our visit, we enjoyed walking around the grounds and seeing the site.

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Oviedo, Spain
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

This wonderful church, jewel of the preromanesque art, is a must when you are in Oviedo! Lovely palace and part of the World Heritage was a summer palace of Kings, a church and resting place where the city could be under control but far from the busy city life. I have been living in Asturias for quite a lot but... More 

Thank Fuentelesxanes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The attendant paced about the church during my visit although she did point out the unique Asturian cross painting. There is a little guide leaflet in English.

Thank HotelBoffin
Boston, MA U.S.
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you like ancient churches, and want to see something much different from the Gothic churches in Oviedo, San Julian de los Prados is a magnificent church to explore. Built in the 9th century, its painted walls and decorations speak to you across the centuries. We were in awe when we walked in. The church is well-preserved and you can... More 

2 Thank ljbayer
Ancona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

It was a Sunday when I went and the door was closed, so all I could do was look round the outside. (There's a tripartite double-columned window at the back that's very like windows at Santa Maria, St Tirso and San Miguel.) Otherwise I'll have to go back. A notice on the door said that visitors could be shown round... More 

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

While the architecture cannot match the perfect ratios of Santa Maria del Naranco, the beautiful (and amazingly well-preserved and well-restored) frescoes make San Julian a VERY special place. It also is in continued use (which is not true of the other pre-Romanesque churches in the area) and the guard/ticket seller/guide is a member of the congregation and has been working... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

The location is a bit shocking- who would think the government would build a six-lane highway only a few yard's from the church's front door? This does not detract from the visit and there is talk of re-routing the highway away from the church.

2 Thank Meatball68
Sunndalsora, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Its a spesial kind of "frescos" one can find here, that are in a very good condition, that everybody must look at.

2 Thank Betulanana
Oviedo, Principado de Asturias
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Very interesting VIII-IX century bulding that has been declared World Heritage

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