The day is in memory of the era of the Condestables de Castilla (the Castilian Counts), who in the 15th century tried to take over the town. But the people rose up in defiance of the corrupt taxes and fought for their freedom. A captain was chosen to organise the defence for the battle. Every year in the parade ground of the castle a captain is chosen for his ability to fly the flag.

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General information:
Castilla y León Tourist Interest
El domingo más próximo al 24 de junio, festividad de San Juan


Frías. 09211 Burgos.

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Oficina de Turismo Regional of Burgos


Pza. Alonso Martínez, 7. Burgos. 09003 Burgos.

Teléfono: 947 203 125

Fax: 947 276 529


Tourist Office of Frías


Pza. Alfonso VIII, s/n. Frías. 09211 Burgos.

Telephone: 947 358 011