Don Suero de Quiñones had made a vow to his love Leonor to fast on thursdays and to wear an iron ring around his neck. But he wanted to be released from the promise, and so he proposed that he would break 300 lances of the foreign knights who crossed the bridge. His challenge was never completed: after breaking only 166 lances the judges took pity on him and released him from the vow.

The tournament is one of the main acts of the games, which include a parade of standard bearers and mounted knights before the great battle, and the ladies' medieval dancing and folk music.

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Castilla y León Tourist Interest
First weekend of June
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Hospital de Órbigo. 24286 León.

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Ayuntamiento of Hospital de Órbigo


Municipality of Hospital de Órbigo. León.

Teléfono: 987 388 206

Fax: 987 388 236


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Tourist Office Regional of León


Pza. de Regla, 2. León. 24003 León.

Telephone: 987 237 082

Fax: 987 273 391