According to the legend, on the day of Santa Marina, a virgin who lived in disguise on the mountain of Castañar, the Christians assembled for mass in the place known as La Centena. After hearing the mass, they covered themselves with moss, and started off towards the fortress, to take the city. In the place where the Eucharist was held a hermitage was built, and since then a pilgrimage has taken place in honour of the "moss men".

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National Tourist Interest
The Sunday after of Corpus Christi


Béjar. 37700 Salamanca.

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Oficina de Turismo of Béjar


Ctra. de Salamanca s/n. Béjar. 37700 Salamanca.

Teléfono: 923 403 005

Fax: 923 403 300

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Tourist Office of Salamanca


P/ Mayor, 32. Salamanca. 37002 Salamanca.

Telephone: 902 302 002 / 923 218 342

Fax: 923 263 409