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[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of the Asturias are a World Heritage Site in the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain.

Oviedo is the main city in Asturias. It is the main administrative center of the region. The city has a number of pre-Romanesque buildings during the time of the Kingdom of Asturias.


San Miguel de Lillo, Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
San Miguel de Lillo, Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
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The Kingdom of Asturias was the first Christian kingdom to be established in the Iberian peninsula after the fall of the Visigothic Kingdom. The kingdom lasted from AD 718 until 925.

During the period of the Kingdom of Asturias, a number of churches were built in Oviedo. They include Santa María del Naranco, San Miguel de Lillo, Santa Cristina de Lena, the Cámara Santa and San Julián de los Prado, all of which are still standing, and are now recognised as a World Heritage Site.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of the Asturias was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 9th session of the World Heritage Committee in Paris, France, on 2 - 6 December, 1985.

Location: N43 21 45.432 W5 50 34.908 in the Province and Autonomous Community of Asturias
Inscription Year: 1985
Type: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, II, IV
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