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Carrion de los Condes

Carrión de los Condes is a municipality in the province of Palencia, part of the Autonomous Community of Castile and León, Spain.It is 40 kilometers from Palencia, on the Way of Saint James.HistoryCarrión de los Condes was taken from the Moors by Alonso Carreño around 791 - 842. Don Carreño took the name Carrión at this time.Carrión de los Condes was the home of Diego and Fernán González, fictitious sons-in-law of El Cid in the poem El Cantar de Mio Cid (English: The Song of My Cid).In 1209, Hospital de la Herrada was established by Gonzalo Rodríguez Girón de Jacob, a Palencia tycoon who became steward of the king, to provide assistance to the Jacobean pilgrims and other travelers. It had considerable influence and power in the area in the 13th and 14th centuries.Jewish presence in CarriónThe town was inhabited by Jews at an early date. Although they outnumbered the Christians both in numbers and in property, they submitted in 1126 to the victorious King Alfonso VI, who showed himself favorably disposed toward them.In 1160 many of them settled in the neighboring city of Palencia.
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