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Church of St Mary at Mount Naranco
Iglesia de Santa María del Naranco
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Affiliation Roman Catholic
Province Asturias
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Inactive
Year consecrated 848
Location Oviedo, Spain
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Pre-Romanesque
Direction of façade O
Length 20 metres (66 ft)
Width 10 metres (33 ft)
Official name: Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of the Asturias
Type Cultural
Criteria i, ii, vi
Designated 1985 (9th session)
Reference no. 312
State Party Spain
Region Europe and North America
Official name: Santa María del Naranco
Type Non-movable
24 January 1885
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The church of St Mary at Mount Naranco (Spanish: Iglesia de Santa María del Naranco) is a Roman Catholic church in Oviedo, northern Spain. It was built in 848 as a royal palace for King Ramiro I of Asturias. It was changed into a church during the 13th century. Santa María church is an example of Asturian pre-Romanesque architecture. In 1985 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It was declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1885. The Church of St Mary at Mount Naranco was one of 100 finalists for the 12 Treasures of Spain in 2007.


Related pages

  • Asturian art
  • James Fergusson, A history of architecture in all countries, Book VII: Spanish and Portugal ISBN: 0-548-16204-2
  • Lorenzo Arias Paramo, 'Geometría y proporción en la arquitectura prerrománica asturiana', Actas del III Congreso de Arqueología Medieval Española, Universidad de Oviedo, pp. 27–37

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