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Santa María del Naranco Church



  • Church of Santa María del Naranco. Oviedo, Asturias

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Santa María del Naranco Church


Santa María del Naranco Church


Timetables

From Oct 01 to Mar 31
 Tuesday to Saturday
 10:00 to 14:30


 Sunday to Monday
 10:00 to 12:30



From Apr 01 to Sep 30
 Tuesday to Saturday
 09:30 to 13:00
 15:30 to 19:00


 Sunday to Monday
 09:30 to 13:00



Santa María del Naranco Church


Prices

General: €3
Reduced: €2
Monday
Admission free

Santa María del Naranco Church


Services

Guided tours.

Santa María del Naranco Church


Description

This unique civic building was built on the orders of King Ramiro I of Asturias to be used as a royal palace. Later converted into a church, it was used as a model for subsequent Romanesque buildings. The church is set on a hillside of Mount Naranco, in a quiet pleasant natural setting. There are two floors: The Crypt and the Upper Room, surrounded by two viewpoints. One of these houses an altar. The inscription on the altar will come as somewhat of a surprise: 23rd June 848 – the date when Ramiro I and his wife had the church built and its consecration date.

Construction:
Church

Artistic period:
Pre-Romanesque

Historic period:
9th century