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Church of St Mary at Mount Naranco
Iglesia de Santa María del Naranco (Spanish)
Basic information
Location Oviedo, Spain
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Province Asturias
Year consecrated 23 June 848
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Inactive
Heritage designation World Heritage Site
Website Official Website
Architectural description
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Pre-Romanesque
Direction of façade O
Length 20 metres (66 ft)
Width 10 metres (33 ft)
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Official name: Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of the Asturias
Type: Cultural
Criteria: i, ii, vi
Designated: 1985 (9th session)
Reference #: 312
State Party: Spain
Region: Europe and North America
Spanish Property of Cultural Interest
Official name: Santa María del Naranco
Type: Non-movable
Designated: 24 January 1885
Reference #: RI-51-0000047

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.


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  • Asturian art

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