Place of Interest
Castillo de Clavijo
tipo de documento semantico attraction
Part of the French Route to Compostela, 15 km from Logroño, stand the remains of the cliff top castle of Clavijo where according to legend, there was a battle during which the Apostle St James appeared on his white horse, to support the Christian troops.
The tale tells how the battle was planned by Ramiro I to put an end to the shameful Tribute of the Hundred Maidens which had to be handed over each year to the Emir of Cordoba under a non-aggression pact. The intervention of Santiago inspired the Christian victory and in gratitude, Ramiro I granted in Calahorra on 25 May 834, the Vow of Santiago requiring all the peasants of the north of the Iberian peninsula to pay a tithe in the form of grain to the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
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