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Iglesia de San Julian de los Prados

C/ Selgas, 1, 33011 Oviedo, Spain
+34(985)285582 ‎
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Ranked #3 of 31 Attractions in Oviedo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Boston, MA U.S.
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

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Ancona, Italy
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565 attraction reviews
840 helpful votes 840 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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.

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Sunndalsora, Norway
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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.

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Oviedo, Principado de Asturias
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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