Statue of Christ on top of Mt. Naranco, Oviedo, Spain. The north  of Spain was the only part of the Iberian peninsula not to have been conquered by the Moors - and consequently the only part to remain Christian at a time when Moorish Spain converted to Islam. This - and the fact that the mountainous area of Asturias lies on the fringe of Western Europe - left the area with an early Christian heritage that is the oldest in Spain.
Statue of Christ on top of Mt. Naranco, Oviedo, Spain. The north of Spain was the only part of the Iberian peninsula not to have been conquered by the Moors - and consequently the only part to remain Christian at a time when Moorish Spain converted to Islam. This - and the fact that the mountainous area of Asturias lies on the fringe of Western Europe - left the area with an early Christian heritage that is the oldest in Spain.