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Iglesia de San Julian de los Prados

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Address: Calle Selgas 1, 33011, Oviedo, Spain
Phone Number: +34(985)285582 ‎
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Roots of early Christian life in Spain

Well worth tracking down this slightly hard to find early church. Delightful murals inside and a very spiritual atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lucie M
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth tracking down this slightly hard to find early church. Delightful murals inside and a very spiritual atmosphere.

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Having visited 3 other pre-Romanesque churches around Oviedo I was looking forward to San Julian as it was the largest and still working as a church but I found the interior strangely unmoving and felt no sense of its history or its spirituality. There are things to see as a tourist but I found it oddly mundane.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

After visiting the Cathedral, we walked 1.2km to this small church. After knocking on the door twice, a lady attendant charged the 2 of us 5E to see the interior(no pictures whatsoever). This Unesco site is the biggest of all the pre-Romanesque Asturian churches. We appreciated the remaining interior wall painting.

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North Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

A little jewel of a church and more to see than the other two churches. The woman attendant is very helpful in answering questions and will take time to point out some of the more intrestng details. About 20 min. is enough time. It is lovely to know it is a working parish church. The day we visited, it was... More 

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Thank Esther P
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

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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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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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 

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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.

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Boston, MA U.S.
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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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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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