Covadonga: When Spain fought Back
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In 722 AD, Iberian Christians won a hard-fought battle over the Muslims in Covadonga, in the mountains of Northern Spain. This was the first Christian victory in the Iberian Peninsula over the Arabs and Berbers invading from north Africa under the Umayyad banner, and was the start of the 770-year effort to liberate Spain from the Isalmic yoke.
The Sanctuary of Covandonga is a monument dedicated to Our Lady of Covadonga that commemorates the Battle of Covadonga. It is composed by:
- Basilica of Santa María la Real de Covadonga, church built in the 19th century designed by Roberto Frassinelli.
- Holy Cave, where lies Kings Pelagius and Alfonso I.
- Collegiate church of Nuestra Señora de Covadonga, built in the 16th century and declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1884.
- Montasterio de San Pedro
- Esplanade, with the Museum of the Real Sitio de Covadonga.
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