Conferences, Workshops and Seminars


Cycle of conferences "Covadonga 722-2022. Traces and stories"

 Thursday 9 February at 6.30 p.m.


"Pelayo and Covadonga" by César García de Castro

  by César García de Castro

(Punctuality is requested and the entrance is free until the capacity of the room is reached).

The conference will deal with an inseparable binomial, the historical figure of Pelayo and the warlike confrontation of Cuadonga/Covadonga from the analysis of the Asturian chronicles and the Arab written sources.

García de Castro is an archaeologist at the Archaeological Museum of Asturias and his research activity is focused on the study of the High Middle Ages in the Northwest of the Iberian Peninsula and its European context. He has also directed archaeological excavations in the cathedral of Oviedo/Uviéu and the early medieval buildings of Mount Naranco.

The Archaeological Museum of Asturias is organizing a series of five conferences on the occasion of the exhibition of the same title, which was inaugurated on December 22nd in the temporary exhibition hall as part of the program of events to commemorate the 1300th anniversary of the Battle of Covadonga prepared by the Government of the Principality of Asturias. The aim is to give a vision of the most recent archaeology developed in important archaeological sites in Asturias and Cantabria, the core area of the Kingdom of Asturias, as well as to approach the figure of Pelayo and the Battle of Cuadonga/Covadonga from the analysis of written sources and try to offer a vision of the society of the Northwest of the peninsula at that historical moment.