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Santa Maria del Naranco

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Address: Oviedo, Spain (Formerly Naranco Mount)
Phone Number: +34 638 26 01 63
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Indispensable visita

This is a must in Oviedo. Very nice place and monument with excellent views of the city. Indispensable visita a este Patrimonio de la Humanidad. Vistas excelentes y entorno... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Daniel F
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must in Oviedo. Very nice place and monument with excellent views of the city. Indispensable visita a este Patrimonio de la Humanidad. Vistas excelentes y entorno encantador.

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Thank Daniel F
Andalucia, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the detour built in 848 AD it is one o the largest still standing structures. There is a small door on the north side. When I was there it was a few euros to enter and they were taking small groups.

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Thank haywill22
Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

No one should visit Asturias without visiting some of the truly magnificent example of Mozarabic or Pre-Romanic art and architecture. Santa Maria del Naranco is one of the very best and quite unique. It would be useful to take a good guidebook with you, so that you miss nothing.

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Thank RaphaelTobias
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately when we got there, the churches were closed so we could only see them from the outside. The hilltop view was pretty, and we had a nice walk to the next church and then an easy hike in the woods. It was nice for our family to get some exercise and enjoy the afternoon. A little house below the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Not a huge amount to see, and what there is not helped by chaotic organisation which makes it virtually impossible for non- Spanish speakers to see inside. Like the rest of Oviedo, the signage to the site is appalling. But really not worth the effort.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

A beautiful place 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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Cheltenham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Santa Maria del Naranco is located on a carpetted grass parapet overlooking the capital of Asturia and is a welcome sight if you've walked up the steep hill in the early afternoon heat. It is a beautiful stone building and is worth making the effort to see. There is a warmth to it and if you arrive during the mid-afternoon... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

For just 3€ you get a guided visit for two beautiful monuments of the Pre-Romanesque architecture: Santa María del Naranco and San Miguel de Lillo. The tour guide was very kind and friendly. Also,since it's located on a hill, you get a great view of Oviedo city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

A great walk to the top, beautiful views across Oviedo, there is a lovely restaurant about a 3rd of the way up, stopped for a drink on the way back down. Well worth a visit if you're in the area.

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Thank Sarah F
Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

My cousin lives in Oviedo. Her family took me to visit this place. It is wonderful and it the three arch windows show authentic Asturias style. If I have a chance in the future, I will go there again.

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