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Santa Maria del Naranco, Oviedo, World Heritage
Santa María, built in the IXth century on the slopes of Mount Naranco, near Oviedo, was originally a little palace or hunting pavillion for the king. It was made a church later, when the real church, San Miguel de Lillo, collapsed.
Santa María is an architectural jewel, two centuries in advance of the Romanesque constructing solutions. Its proportions, sobriety and functionality were extremely admired in the early Middle Ages.

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Copyright: Inaki Rezola
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 7000x3500
Taken: 19/07/2007
Uploaded: 16/09/2008
Updated: 28/02/2015


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Historically isolated from the rest of Spain by its high mountains, Asturias claims to be a Natural Paradise. It hosts many World Heritage features and gets world wide media coverage every year when the 'Prince of Asturias Awards' winners' names are announced.