The Poem's chest

Chest of el Cid, where the original poem was preserved over centuries, in Vivar del Cid, province of Burgos / ALC.

Convent of Santa Clara, Exile street,2. Vivar del Cid


947 292 113 - Convent of Santa Clara

The oldest copy of Cantar de mío Cid,  today in the Spanish National Library, was kept until 18th century in the Convent of Nuestra Señora del Espino. The Clarisas cloistered nuns keep the chest traditionally believed as the one where the codex was preserved during centuries.

Visit: being a cloistered monastery visits are limited. It is necessary to call ahead to see if there is availability.

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Rev. ALC: 23.07.18