Carrión de los Condes town

Carrión de los Condes


Carrión de los Condes (Spanish pronunciation: [kaˈrjon de los ˈkondes]) is a municipality in the province of Palencia, part of the Autonomous Community of Castile and León, Spain. Situated on the River Carrión, it is 40 kilometers upstream from the provincial capital of Palencia, on the French Way of the Way of Saint James. Carrión de los Condes was taken from the Moors by Alonso Carreño around 791–842. Don Carreño took the name Carrión at this time. Carrión de los Condes was the home of Diego and Fernán González, fictitious sons-in-law of El Cid in the poem El Cantar de Mio Cid (English: The Song of My Cid). In 1072, after losing the nearby Battle of Golpejera, Alfonso VI of León took refuge in Carrion's Church of Santa María de las Victorias, (or Santa Maria del Camino.) Alfonso ultimately chose exile, where he sought refuge in Toledo, which was then in Moorish hands. In 1209, Hospital de la Herrada was established by Gonzalo Rodríguez Girón, a Palencia tycoon who became steward of the king, to provide assistance to the Jacobean pilgrims and other travelers. It had considerable influence and power in the area in the 13th and 14th centuries.

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Carrión de los Condes is it’s a stopover point on The Camino Francés and The Camino Aragonés. You can reach Fisterra in 19 days and Santiago de Compostela in 18 days.

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