Festivities held in honour of the Virgin of La Vega, Benavente’s patron saint. Originally they consisted of a procession to the Chapel dedicated to the Virgin in Cimanes, to give thanks for the victory over the Moors (in the 9th century).

‘Petición del toro’ (Petition for a bull): this tradition consists of the popular clamour for a bull that is then tied with a rope before running with it through the streets of the town.

General information

General information:
Castilla y León Tourist Interest
Lunes de Pascua
Kind of Festivity:


Benavente. 49600 Zamora.

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Oficina de Turismo of Benavente


AYUNTAMIENTO VIEJO Plaza Mayor, s/n. Benavente. 49600 Zamora.

Teléfono: 980 634 211

Fax: 980 633 332

Email: turismo@benavente.es

Página Web: http://www.turismobenavente.es

Tourist Office Provincial of Zamora


Pza de Viriato s/n. Zamora. 49071 Zamora.

Telephone: 980 536 495

Fax: 980 536 495

Email: informacionturistica@zamoradipu.es

Website: http://www.turismoenzamora.es

Tourist Office Regional of Zamora


Avda. Principe de Asturias, 1. Zamora. 49012 Zamora.

Telephone: 980 531 845

Fax: 980 533 813

Email: oficinadeturismodezamora@jcyl.es