Clavijo

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Clavijo
Municipality
Clavijo - La Rioja.JPG
Coat of arms of Clavijo
Coat of arms
Clavijo is located in Spain
Clavijo
Clavijo
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 42°21′N 2°25′W / 42.350°N 2.417°W / 42.350; -2.417
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  La Rioja
Province La Rioja
Comarca Logroño
Government
 • Mayor José Fernando Porres Castillo
Area
 • Total 19.66 km2 (7.59 sq mi)
Elevation 872 m (2,861 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 276
 • Density 14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Demonym Clavillenses
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 26130
Website Official website

Clavijo is a municipality of the autonomous community of La Rioja (Spain). It is located near the capital, Logroño. As of 2009, its population was of 276 inhabitants.

In 834, according to a 12th-century spurious charter and later traditional records, the legendary battle of Clavijo between Ramiro I of Asturias and Abd ar-Rahman II of Córdoba would take place nearby, but the battle is actually a fabrication and didn't take place.

Main sights[edit]

  • Castle, built by the Moors[who?] in the 9th century
  • Monastery of San Prudencio de Monte Laturce, founded in the 6th century
  • Hermitage of Santiago (18th century)
  • Parish church (16th-17th century)