Covadonga: When Spain fought Back

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Covadonga: When Spain fought Back

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:

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