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Classroom of the Kingdom of Asturias

Discover the Asturian monarchy

Classroom of the Kingdom of Asturias

Discover the Asturian monarchy

The Classroom of the Kingdom of Asturias invites to the recreation of one of the most exciting periods of Spanish history. In the exhibition, the Battle of Covadonga, which faced the Christian and Muslim troops. A mythical battle that ended with the flight of the Arabs and the constitution in Cangas de Onis of the Kingdom of Asturias, with the King Pelayo to the head.



El aula, un equipamiento cultural que vislumbra grandes horizontes históricos, se ubica en la antigua iglesia de Cangas de Arriba y persigue un acercamiento panorámico y didáctico a la historical reality del Reino de Asturias. La visita supone en concreto un acercamiento al período comprendido entre los siglos VIII y X, a través de una serie de paneles explicativos y la muestra de reproducciones de objetos, imágenes y testimonios de la época, que nos muestran a las claras el alcance territorial y la influencia política del reino astur tras la retirada de los musulmanes.

Battle of Covadonga

We can also enjoy an ambitious audiovisual assembly, centrado en la Batalla de Covadonga, que es capaz de situarnos ante los hechos históricos, generando sensaciones en los cinco sentidos. La instalación se refuerza con una iluminación y sonidos sorprendentes que ahondan en la recreación de la contienda. El completo audiovisual sirve de elemento de interpretación para un hecho histórico de tanto calado y con bastantes lagunas historiográficas. Desde que Asturias fuera escenario de la primera resistencia triunfante al poder islámico, Covadonga y el valle de Cangas de Onís han suscitado desde siempre la atención de gran número de estudiosos. The scientific data about Pelayo and the events that occurred in Covadonga, are scarce, blurred, contradictory and not always reliable; although it is undoubted the weight of the battle in the later Reconquista, as well as the monarchical dynasty that from the VIII century is installed in the Principality.

The Asturian monarchy

The Asturian monarchs They brought relics from the Holy Land, created and developed the pre-Romanesque churches and civil works that are now recognized as World Heritage, and promoted the realization of works of art such as La Cruz de La Victoria, La Cruz de los Angeles, La Arca de las Agates, etc. The undisputed leader of this saga was Pelayo, which reigns between the years 722 and 737. His son happens to him Favila that dies in a hunt, destroyed by a bear. Alfonso I, Pelayo's son-in-law, climbed the throne later, 739-757, and was the one who ordered the construction of the first Shrine in the Grotto of Covadonga. Their conquests arrived from the Cantabrian coast to the South of the Douro River. The line of succession would continue with Fruela I who was killed. After him he takes the throne Aurelio, then the king Silo that moves the court to Pravia. Mauregato queen between 783-789 and it happens Bermudo the Deacon, which moves the Court back to Cangas de Onís. Alfonso II «The Caste», moves the court to Oviedo and marks a time. His long reign represents and consolidates definitively the Asturian kingdom. It happens Ramiro I that the previous work continues. Then it would come Ordoño I who establishes unions and alliances with the Mozarabs who continued to practice Christian worship. By last Alfonso III "the Great" (866-910) strengthens the Astur-Leonese kingdom. At his death there is a political crisis, the court moves to León and Asturias begins its isolation throughout the tenth century.

La relevancia de esta dinastía asturiana en la historia de España es notable, y de su nacimiento, esplendor y decadencia encontramos continuos datos y objetos en el interior de la iglesia que sirve de sede al Aula del Reino. Se puede descubrir en los paneles y los rastros arqueológicos la talla de los inmuebles reales, las fundaciones eclesiásticas documentadas, necrópolis y fortificaciones; batallas e incluso arquitectura rupestre de la zona.

The equipment also fulfills the function of serving as an interest to smaller, who have at their disposal various interactive facilities to learn while playing.

Information:

Address:
Barrio de Arriba, s/n. 33550, Cangas de Onís

Contact phone number : 985 84 80 05 (Tourist Office)

Text: © Ramón Molleda for desdeasturias.com


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