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Covadonga (Asturian: Cuadonga), from Latin Cova dominica, "Cavern of the Lady", is a village in Asturias, northwestern Spain, among the Picos de Europa mountains where Spanish Christians won a battle over the Muslim Moors around 718 and 725. This was the first victory of the Christians over the occupying Moors and had great symbolic significance as the start of Reconquista. It is currently a Marian shrine. The Spanish Army has named several entities "Covadonga".
In the mountains above the town there are a couple of lakes. The road leading to these climbs is often featured in the Vuelta a Espaņa.
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