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San Julian de los Prados

Calle Selgas 2, 33011, Oviedo, Spain
+34 687 05 28 26
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Jewel of Pre-Romanesque Still in Use

The church is a comfortable walking distance from the center of Oviedo--nearer to the center than... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
malb465
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Jersey City, New Jersey
Exceptional ancient church still in use

San Julian is one of the many interesting ancient churches in and around Oviedo, many of the... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
RaphaelTobias
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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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Calle Selgas 2, 33011, Oviedo, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The church is a comfortable walking distance from the center of Oviedo--nearer to the center than the other pre-Romanesque churches. Check opening times in advance. The interior wall paintings are in an impressive state of conservation--and you can appreciate the rich colors. Almost no (if...More

Thank malb465
Reviewed 19 October 2016

San Julian is one of the many interesting ancient churches in and around Oviedo, many of the Mozarabic, i.e. pre-Romanic, and dating from 9th Century. One of the advantages of San Julian is that it is within walking distance of the city centre, pretty intact...More

Thank RaphaelTobias
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Dont miss this unique "frescos" they are absolutely wonderful and in an amazing conservation state. Don t miss it

1  Thank EduardoPinheiroLIS
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We had a guided tour of San Julian the guide explain to as all about the wall painting, no photos inside the church 2 Euro entry this church is UNESCO site, the church still holds mass,weddings, and funerals.

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Closer to the city than Santa María del Naranco, San Julián de los Prados is a pretty church of basilical plan that possesses wonderfulwall paintings, in much better state that those in San Miguel de Lillo. Entry is a 2€ fee with a really nice...More

Thank kittyriumo
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Well worth tracking down this slightly hard to find early church. Delightful murals inside and a very spiritual atmosphere.

Thank Lucie M
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Having visited 3 other pre-Romanesque churches around Oviedo I was looking forward to San Julian as it was the largest and still working as a church but I found the interior strangely unmoving and felt no sense of its history or its spirituality. There are...More

Thank JimmyMack
Reviewed 23 May 2016

After visiting the Cathedral, we walked 1.2km to this small church. After knocking on the door twice, a lady attendant charged the 2 of us 5E to see the interior(no pictures whatsoever). This Unesco site is the biggest of all the pre-Romanesque Asturian churches. We...More

2  Thank Gene J
Reviewed 18 May 2016

A little jewel of a church and more to see than the other two churches. The woman attendant is very helpful in answering questions and will take time to point out some of the more intrestng details. About 20 min. is enough time. It is...More

1  Thank Esther P
Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

We couldn't get into the church as it was a Spanish Holiday, but it did look amazing. It backs onto a major highway and it's right in the middle of a built up area, so not as dramatic as Santa Maria. I think all the...More

Thank SteveP1874
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