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San Miguel de Lillo

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Address: Naranco Mount, near Santa Maria, Oviedo, Spain
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+34 638 26 01 63

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The Trifecta

The San Miguel De Lillo was an excellent building and goes well with two nearby attractions, the Santa Maria Del Naranco and Monte Naranco. It's easy to get to, especially by car... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The San Miguel De Lillo was an excellent building and goes well with two nearby attractions, the Santa Maria Del Naranco and Monte Naranco. It's easy to get to, especially by car, although me and my grandfather walked. It is an old building that is good for photographs etc.

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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

If visiting Santa Maria del Naranco, then visit the nearby San Miguel de Lillo as well. You can easily do both in a morning or afternoon, and there are great views of Oviedo from the mountain too. Yet another superb example of pre-Romanic architecture quite unique to Asturias and well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

A beautiful place to visit together with Santa Maria where you get a view of Oviedo and get to know with a very competent guide the ancient history of the place.

Thank Neo-20
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

This is definitely worth a visit. The walk up is steep but the site is not crowded and really pretty.

1 Thank Clare H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 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 

Thank Angela P
Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

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.

1 Thank BennyMalaga
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

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.

Thank retired698
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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