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Santa María del Naranco
23-AUG-2007 marie-josée wolff

Santa María del Naranco

Oviedo, Spain.

Santa María del Naranco is an Asturian pre-Romanesque church.It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in December 1985.
King Ramiro I ordered the building to be constructed as a palace being completed in the year 848 AD. It formed part of an architectural complex that included the Church San Miguel de Lillo which is only one hundred meters distance. In spite of originally being a palace, Santa Maria del Naranco was converted into a church in the late 13th century because several of the naves and altar area of San Miguel de Lillo had collapsed.

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Marcia Colelli30-Jan-2008 16:00
very nice architectural shot V
Enny30-Jan-2008 10:18
beautiful building.
Gérard Koehl30-Jan-2008 09:04
Superbe église... V
Paco López30-Jan-2008 07:11
Precioso lugar y foto!! V!
zyziza30-Jan-2008 06:42
Wonderful old church well captured. Interesting explanation.
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Ceya30-Jan-2008 02:30
Wonderful architecture.. beautifully captured. V!
fred_il29-Jan-2008 22:21
quelle magnifique eglise!
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