Rumbo al Norte – Day 6: Santa Maria del Naranco

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Which obviously we called “Santa Maria de las Naranjas” (oranges) the whole time. Doesn’t help that the light they used was very orange…

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Completed in 848, we would have never come here if it hadn’t been for an ex-student of mine that gave us the heads-up.

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Isn’t it gorgeous?

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It was thought of as part of a Royal Palace complex that was never completed, and then some time later (during the 12th century) it was converted into a church.

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Honestly, I think it should be publicised more, don’t you?

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