Colada

Colada

[koh-lah-duh]
Colada is one of the two best-known swords, along with Tizona, of El Cid Campeador. Won in combat from the Count of Barcelona, the sword was presented (along with Tizona) to his sons in law. According to the heroic verses of the Cantar de mio Cid, El Cid asked his gifts to be returned. Afterwards, he bestowed the sword upon one of his knights, Martín Antolínez.

Though its authenticity is doubted, a sword named Colada and traditionally identified with that of El Cid can be found in the Royal Palace of Madrid.

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