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Cantar de mio Cid
Poem of my Cid
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Also known as Poema de mio Cid (Poem of my Cid)
Author(s) Unknown
Language Old Spanish
Date Composed sometime between 1140 and 1207
Manuscript(s) Unique manuscript. National Library of Spain, Ms. Sig. v.7–17.
Genre Cantar de gesta
Verse form Anisosyllabic with assonant rhyme
Length 3730 verses

El Cantar de mio Cid, literally "The Song of my Cid" (or El Poema de mio Cid), also known in English as The Poem of the Cid, is the oldest preserved Castilian epic poem (Spanish: epopeya). Based on a true story, it tells of the Castilian hero El Cid, and takes place during the Reconquista, or reconquest of Spain from the Moors. It is considered a national epic of Spain.

The work survives in a medieval manuscript which is now in the Spanish National Library.

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