Battle of Polvoraria

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The Battle of Polvoraria was a battle in 878 between troops under Alfonso III of Asturias and a Muslim force under emir Muhammad I of Córdoba. It occurred near the confluence of the Orbigo and Esla rivers and was an Asturian victory.


  • ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish) Sánchez-Albornoz, Claudio (1932). «La batalla de Polvoraria». Anales de la Universidad de Madrid I: 225-238.

Coordinates: 41°57′58″N 5°40′56″W / 41.9661°N 5.6822°W / 41.9661; -5.6822