This website uses cookies to guarantee the best experience for the user. If you continue browsing, we consider that you agree to their use. For more information, or to find out how to change your settings, see our cookie policy




Contact details

Calle Selgas 1
33011  Oviedo, Asturias  (Asturias)
Tel.:+34 607353999

Location

Autonomous region:
Asturias

Province/Island:
Asturias

Asturias

  • x

    World Heritage, a certification granted by UNESCO.

  • x

    Way of Saint James, the first European Cultural Route and World Heritage Site. See more


Description

World Heritage.

San Julián de los Prados is also known as Santullano, and was the largest Christian construction in Spain up until the 11th century.

The church of San Julián de los Prados, or Santullano, is among the monuments in Oviedo and Asturias designated a World Heritage site by the UNESCO. It is located in Pumarín, a suburb of Oviedo located to the right of the A-6 motorway. The church is in pre-Romanesque style and was built between 812 and 842, in honour of the martyrs Julián and Basilisa, a married couple who retired into monastic life. The roof of the building is made of wood, apart from the three apses at the head which are crowned with barrel vaults. It has a basilical floor plan with three naves, a transept and three doorways, two of which are lateral. The naves are separated by pillars and semi-circular arches. Above the central chapel there is a closed room which, according to current authors on the subject, may have had a merely aesthetic function. The mural paintings at Santullano are worthy of special mention. They are packed with geometrical symbols and figures in a wide variety of colours.

Construction:
Church

Artistic period:
Pre-Romanesque

Historic period:
9th century

Setting:
Its proximity to the city of Oviedo means you can also visit the historical and cultural attractions of the city.

Practical information

Schedule

From Oct 01 to Apr 30
Monday
From 10:00 to 12:30


From Tuesday to Saturday
From 09:30 to 11:30




From May 01 to Sep 30
Monday
From 10:00 to 12:30


From Tuesday to Friday
From 10:00 to 12:30
From 16:00 to 17:30


Saturday
From 09:30 to 12:00
From 15:30 to 17:00




Prices

General: €1,20
Groups: €1
Children: €0,60
Monday
Admission free

 

Services

Guided tours
Every 30 minutes. Last tour 30 minutes before closing time.

Map


Near here