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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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I found San Miguel de Lillo more appealing than Santa Maria, though both are fabulous. I have lived in Oviedo for a few years now and never made my way up to the monuments... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Angela P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I found San Miguel de Lillo more appealing than Santa Maria, though both are fabulous. I have lived in Oviedo for a few years now and never made my way up to the monuments. Embarrassing, I know. This Saturday I decided to go. I stopped at the small museum before and read up on some of the history. Everything was... More 

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Thank Angela P
Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The San Miguel de Lillo Church was built in the 9th century and is one of the oldest churches in Spain. It was used as a chapel by King Ramiro I. It honors the Archangel Michael.

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Thank BennyMalaga
Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

San Miguel is just a few hundred metres from Santa Maria so it makes sense to see both, although Santa Maria is the more interesting. You really need a car. I enjoy walking, but it is a long slog up from Oviedo. Pre-romanesque is uncommon in Europe so it is worth making the effort to see both churches.

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Thank retired698
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We visited this church, but were unable to go inside as this requires a being booked on a tour which was not available on the day we visited (a Monday). The church is a UNESCO world heritage site.

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Thank Wilcoxm51
Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

This 9th C Unesco site is well worth the effort if only for its single stone cut windows and great views over the city. The walk down was even better passing by the 9th C Santa Maria del Naranco.

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Thank Gene R J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

A few minutes uphill from Santa Maria del Naranco, this is another outstanding and unique opportunity to admire pre-Romanesque architecture not very much seen outside this area. There's no parking outside the church and you must leave your car further down hill. and visits to inside the church are by appointment only, starting from nearby Santa Maria del Naranco. Still... More 

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North Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

You will be admitted only with a ticket. Be sure to get it at Santa Maria de Naranco. The person in charge is a stickler on following the rules.

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Thank Esther P
London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

You visit this and Santa María del Naranco as a pair, they are about 5 minutes apart. Lovely examples of pre-Romanesque Asturian architecture they were both part of a Palace complex, Santa María being originally part of the palace and San Miguel the church of the complex. It was designed as a basilica which was actually bigger than what you... More 

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Thank JimmyMack
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

It's on the way to Naranco. You can get guided tour there, although there isn't much to see. The best part is the view of the city. It's far away, so if you don't like walking, better go by car.

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Thank Monika C
Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Well, it's a nice old stone church, but there is nothing around you can enjoy (except the green nature). The good thing is you can go to Naranco Church which is at only 3-5 minutes walking down the road and if you continue another 5 minutes you can find a place to have a lunch.

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