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Castillo de Clavijo
02-NOV-2012

Castillo de Clavijo

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The castle is located in the high area of the town.The Battle of Clavijo, between the Asturian King Ramiro I and the Emir of Córdoba Abd-al-Rahman II, took place near the tower. It is a very emblematic castle with a noteworthy keep.It belongs to the government of La Rioja.
he Battle of Clavijo was a legendary battle, supposedly fought on May 23rd of 844 near Clavijo between the Christians led by Ramiro I of Asturias and the Muslims led by the Emir of Córdoba. Saint James the Great, known to Spaniards as Santiago Matamoros (the Moor-slayer), is reputed to have aided the vastly outnumbered Christian army. Some aspects of the historical Battle of Monte Laturce (859) were incorporated into this legend, as Claudio Sánchez-Albornoz demonstrated in 1948

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lucanton02-Feb-2013 14:36
Belle vue sur le château.
woody3402-Feb-2013 02:11
A beautiful scene, with that impressive castle....V
janescottcumming02-Feb-2013 00:33
Great looking castle!
Robin Reid02-Feb-2013 00:32
Interesting subject.
George02-Feb-2013 00:25
Great perspective! V
Hank Vander Velde02-Feb-2013 00:03
Beautiful well composed image Jose. Great sky.
John Hamers01-Feb-2013 23:13
Beautiful shot, great view ! V
bill friedlander01-Feb-2013 22:49
Great view of the castle and nicely composed to show how it dominates the landscape! V
Fabienne01-Feb-2013 21:28
La vue sur ce château est est belle. C'est une belle photo d'ensemble.
Martin Lamoon01-Feb-2013 21:02
Great castle and surrounding countryside. v
Anitta Vuorisola01-Feb-2013 20:39
Another lovely shot! Great scene. V
Jim Coffman01-Feb-2013 20:39
Wow,what a view!!!
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