Santa María del Naranco

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Church of St Mary at Mount Naranco
Iglesia de Santa María del Naranco (Spanish)
Santa María del Naranco, Oviedo.jpg
Religion
AffiliationRoman Catholic
ProvinceAsturias
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusInactive
Year consecrated848
Location
LocationOviedo, Spain
Geographic coordinates43°22′44.5″N 5°51′57.5″W / 43.379028°N 5.865972°W / 43.379028; -5.865972Coordinates: 43°22′44.5″N 5°51′57.5″W / 43.379028°N 5.865972°W / 43.379028; -5.865972
Architecture
Architectural typeChurch
Architectural stylePre-Romanesque
Specifications
Direction of façadeO
Length20 metres (66 ft)
Width10 metres (33 ft)
Official name: Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of the Asturias
TypeCultural
Criteriai, ii, vi
Designated1985 (9th session)
Reference no.312
State PartySpain
RegionEurope and North America
Official name: Santa María del Naranco
TypeNon-movable
24 January 1885
RI-51-0000047
Website
Official website

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.[1] It was changed into a church during the 13th century.[2] Santa María church is an example of Asturian pre-Romanesque architecture.[3] In 1985 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.[4] It was declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1885.[5] The Church of St Mary at Mount Naranco was one of 100 finalists for the 12 Treasures of Spain in 2007.[6]

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  1. Agnieszka Drewno; et al, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Northern Spain (New York: DK Publishing, 2009), p. 92
  2. James Maxwell Anderson, Spain, 1001 Sights: An Archaeological and Historical Guide (Calgary, Canada: University of Calgary Press; London: Robert Hale, 1991), p. 136
  3. Agnieszka Drewno; et al, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Northern Spain (New York: DK Publishing, 2009), p. 38
  4. Policy and Law in Heritage Conservation, ed. Robert Pickard (New York; London: Spon Press, 2001), p. 269
  5. Database of protected buildings (movable and non-movable) of the Ministry of Culture of Spain. (Spanish)
  6. "Lista de 100 finalistas de Nuestros 12 Tesoros de España". Sobreturismo.es. 2007-11-27. Retrieved 2014-10-06.

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