Historic site of Vivar del Cid


947 292 107 (Town hall of Quintanilla Vivar)

Vivar is traditionally considered the homeland of el Cid, due to the continuous references to the village in the Cantar de mío Cid, romances and legends, but also for its inclusion in historical documents (such as the "Carta de Arras", the marriage contract letter between el Cid and Jimena, his wife) or the fact that his father, Diego Laínez, was in charge of the defense of this territory in the first half of the 11th century, at that time bordering the kingdom of Navarre. The importance of the Cantar de mío Cid, whose codex was kept in the Convent of the Clarisas, the survival of the myth and its consideration as the beginning of the Camino del Cid justify the designation of Vivar as a Historic Site by the Spanish Government.

Rev. ALC: 23.07.18