In the 9th century the flame of Christianity was kept alive in the Iberian peninsula in the tiny Kingdom of the Asturias. Here an innovative pre-Romanesque architectural style was created that was to play a significant role in the development of the religious architecture of the peninsula. Its highest achievements can be seen in the churches of Santa María del Naranco, San Miguel de Lillo, Santa Cristina de Lena, the Cámara Santa and San Julián de los Prados, in and around the ancient capital city of Oviedo. Associated with them is the remarkable contemporary hydraulic engineering structure known as La Foncalada.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

6 sites in this World Heritage

  • San Miguel de Lillo
  • Santa Maria del Naranco
  • Santa Cristina de Lena
  • Camara Santa de Oviedo
  • Basilica of San Julian de los Prados
  • La Foncalada

San Miguel de Lillo

Santa Maria del Naranco

Santa Cristina de Lena

Camara Santa de Oviedo

Basilica of San Julian de los Prados

La Foncalada

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
Spain 
Category
Cultural
Name
Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of the Asturias
Selection Criteria (?)
(i)(ii)(iv)
Year of Registered
1985
Year of Revised
1998
Keyword
Monument, Registered in 1985, Revised in 1998