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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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Visit together with Santa Maria

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars 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.

Thank Clare H
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 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.

Thank Wilcoxm51
Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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.

Thank Gene 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.

Thank Esther P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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