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Covadonga, the church.
25-AUG-2007 marie-josée wolff

Covadonga, the church.

Asturias, Spain

Covadonga - Arabic: صخرة بلاي Ṣakhraḧ Bilāy (Asturian: Cuadonga), from Latin Cova Dominica, "Cavern of the Lady", is a village in Asturias, northwestern Spain, among the Picos de Europa mountains where Spanish Christians won the battle over the Moors in 722 AD. This was the first significant Christian victory over the occupying Moors; as such, it is often considered to be the start of the Reconquista, the 770-year effort to expel the Moors from Iberia. Covadonga is currently a Marian shrine. The Spanish Army has, over the years, named several of its units "Covadonga".

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Paco López23-Feb-2008 19:08
Preciosa foto con un fondo impresionante!! V!
zyziza23-Feb-2008 18:42
looks great in this foggy background! V
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