Pre-Romanesque Interpretation Center

Pre-Romanesque Interpretation Center

With a lot of art

Pre-Romanesque Interpretation Center
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    Through interpretive panels, maps, schedules and photographs, the public can take a walk through the different stages of pre-Romanesque art in our region and through the fifteen monuments that were erected during the Asturian monarchy. It can be assured that it is the most complete and homogeneous set of high medieval architecture in all of Western Europe, with works that were built throughout the XNUMXth century and the beginning of the XNUMXth century, is unparalleled for its quality and magnificent conservation.

    Latitude: 43.3787079 Length: -5.8672147
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    These constructions constitute the most important testimony of the historical roots of the Kingdom of Asturias, preserving from this legacy twelve temples and three civil constructions.

    Among the first are santuyan (791-842), San Miguel de Llino (844-850), San Pedro Nora (XNUMXth century), Santa Maria de Bendones (XNUMXth century), Santa Cristina de Lena (circa 848), Saint Hadrian of Tuñón (consecrated in 891), San Salvador de Valdediós (consecrated in 893), San Salvador de Priesca (consecrated in 921), Santiago de Gobiendes (second half of the XNUMXth century), Santa Maria de Arbazal (XNUMXth-XNUMXth centuries), San Andres de Bedriñana (XNUMXth century) and the Holy Chamber of San Salvador de Oviedo (circa 884).

    Among the civil constructions are Santa Maria de Naranco (altar dedicated in 848), the so-called Old Tower of San Salvador de Oviedo (probably coeval with the Holy Chamber) and the fountain of Foncalada in Oviedo (first half of the XNUMXth century).

    The Interpretation Center offers us a tour made up of 12 panels and 3 models of the different stages of the Asturian monarchy with the specific characteristics of each of the monuments that make it up.

    The visit can be made freely during the opening hours of the center, with the help of panels, audiovisuals and an interactive. We can also help ourselves with manual guides (available in Spanish, Asturian, English, French and German) or mobile application with audio guide (available in Spanish, Asturian llingua, English, French and German).

    We can choose to make free guided tour, about 40 minutes long and with 25 places available. The frequencies for the year 2022:
    From February 1 to 28 and from November 2 to December 31, Saturdays at 12:00 p.m. and Sundays at 10:00 a.m.
    From March 1 to June 30 and from September 1 to November 1, from Wednesday to Sunday, at 17:00 p.m.
    July and August, Wednesday at 17:00 p.m.

    2022 schedules
    Closed from January 1 to 31, 2022.

    From February 1 to 28 and from November 2 to December 31, 2022
    From Wednesday to Sunday, from 09:30 a.m. to 14:30 p.m.
    Monday and Tuesday closed, except December 6.
    Closed: December 24, 25 and 31.

    From March 1 to June 30 and from September 1 to November 1, 2022
    From Wednesday to Sunday, from 09:30 a.m. to 13:30 p.m. and from 15:30 p.m. to 18:00 p.m.
    Closed Monday and Tuesday, except October 31 and November 1.

    From the 1 of July to the 31 of August of 2022
    Open every day, from 10:00 a.m. to 14:00 p.m. and from 15:30 p.m. to 19:00 p.m.

    Admission to the center is free.
    Visits – workshop and special activities, consult.

    Public information point // Guided tours // Workshops // Book consultation area // Point of sale for books, crafts, gifts, etc. // Special activities // Baby carriers on loan // Automatic hot drink vending machine.

    Source: Oviedo Pre-Romanesque Interpretation Center.


    Slopes of Mount Naranco, 3 km from Oviedo/Uviéu.

    It is accessed on foot by a path of 150 m. from the car park, which is reached from Oviedo/Uviéu along the Naranco highway, towards Ules. at 200m of Santa Maria de Naranco.
    It can be accessed by TUA municipal bus.

    GPS Coordinates
    · Pre-Romanesque Reception Center: Lat. 43.378641, Long. 5.867362
    · Parking of the monuments: Lat. 43.376673, Long. 5.867162.

    Text: © Ramón Molleda for Copyright Ramón Molleda