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.

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General information:
Castilla y León Tourist Interest
Domingo anterior al 5 de octubre
Kind of Festivity:


León. 24001 León.

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Oficina de Turismo of León


Pza. San Marcelo (Antiguo Ayuntamiento). León. 24001 León.

Teléfono: 987 878 336

Fax: 987 878 327

Email: turismo@aytoleon.es

Tourist Office Regional of León


Pza. de Regla, 2. León. 24003 León.

Telephone: 987 237 082

Fax: 987 273 391

Email: oficinadeturismodeleon@jcyl.es