Santa María del Naranco. Prerrománico asturiano, Oviedo

4.6
Remarkably well preserved for being more than 1,000 years old, Santa María del Naranco. Prerrománico asturiano has served as a hunting palace as well as a pre-Romanesque church. Its architecture is worth studying because of the age alone, but it’s also unique in style: at the front and the rear, four columns each form porticos. Note the sculpture of a Greek cross, which symbolizes the Asturian monarchy. Enjoy views down to the city of Oviedo and toward the statue of Christ on the cross. Take the guesswork out of planning a Oviedo vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • A beautiful historical site, on the foothills at only 2.5 miles from the center of Oviedo. Our guide spoke only Spanish but he talked slow and we were able to understand. Great visit!  more »
  • This recreational palace built by Ramiro I, tenth king of Asturias and direct successor of the the Visigoth nobleman, Pelagius, founded of the Kingdom of Asturias, the victorious leader who, with a ra...  more »
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  • Interesting if you're interested in this sort of thing. Don't expect anything spectacular or ornate - it's just a largely unaltered 9th century church. Note that it's up a steep hill from the town, but there's a bus once an hour.
  • Perfect view of history. It's beautiful and has some nice views of the city.
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