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    San Miguel de Lillo - Great Attractions (Oviedo, Spain)

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    Take a tour of San Miguel de Lillo in Oviedo, Spain – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.

    The Roman Catholic Church San Miguel de Lillo stands on Naronco Mount in Oviedo, Spain.

    It was constructed in pre-Romanesque style in 848, and was originally dedicated to Saint Mary.

    When the patronage of Saint Mary was passed to a neighboring castle, this structure was then dedicated to Saint Michael.

    The church initially had three separate aisles and a tunnel vault, but part of the building collapsed in the 12th century and was never repaired.

    An ornamental lattice on San Miguel de Lillo's facade is a highlighted feature, as it was made from one single stone slab.

    Due to its importance and long standing this structure was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.