Cultural Environment

Road of El Cid

The road of El Cid is a cultural tourist itinerary that crosses Spain from northwest to southeast and follows in the literary and historical footsteps of Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, the Cid Campeador, the famous medieval knight of the 11th century.

This is an essentially rural route where tranquility and direct contact with the land are assured. It is divided into themed routes, the Olocau branch is included in the route of the conquest of Valencia.

The main travel guide of this itinerary is the Cantar de mío Cid, the great medieval Hispanic epic poem that narrates the adventures of the Campeador. In this document his exploits in Olocau appear. After the battle of Cuarte, El Cid took the castle of Hisn al Uqab, where the court of al-Qadir, who had fled from Valencia with the arrival of the Almoravids, took refuge.

Discover the scenes of this story on your visit to Olocau; the castle of Real and the Tower of Pardines. In addition, at the Town Hall offices and at the Tourist Info of Olocau you can stamp your safe-conduct or get one to continue your trip.


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