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The commemoration of the legendary tribute of the 'hundred maidens'
Festivity of the Cantaderas
A commemoration of the Christian victory at the Battle of Clavijo and the liberation from the legendary tribute of the ‘hundred maidens’ that the Astur-Leonese monarchs were forced to pay annually to the Moorish caliphs. The ceremony reenacts the original: the young maidens, known as ‘cantaderas’ and dressed in medieval costume, dance to the beat set by the ‘sotadora’, a Muslim woman responsible for instructing them in Moorish customs, as the procession makes its way from the square in front of the Town Hall to the Cathedral.
- General information:
- Castilla y León Tourist Interest
- Domingo anterior al 5 de octubre
- Kind of Festivity:
León. 24001 León.