The 4 best alternatives to CID in Amazon Prime Video

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El Cid has been one of the most controversial series of recent months as there were many voices clamoring for the performances or the truth of the adaptation of one of the most peculiar and significant figures in Spanish history. This series created for Amazon arrived last December 2020 with Jaime Lorente at the helm. The well-known La Casa de Papel and Elite actor, among others, tops the cast list, being one of the main claims.

We know that El Cid it was not one of the most welcomed series by Amazon, but undoubtedly there are products that offer us a more than valid alternative to what we can see in this Spanish series. So below we introduce you to one of the 4 best El Cid alternatives on Amazon Prime Video.

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We bring you another Spanish series, although this time we are faced with an original TVE production that tells us about the life of Isabel La Católica. Isabel takes us back to the times when Castile and Aragon joined forces to end a centuries-old invasion, planting the seed of the Spanish Empire. It's always curious that time series around the world take us into English families, so enjoying the recreation of Spanish nobility and a historical figure like Isabel, played by the magnificent Michelle Jenner, is always welcome.

  • Year 2012.
  • Seasons: 3.
  • Episodes: 39.
  • Approximate duration: 70 minutes.

Ines of my soul

Ines of my soul is another series of Spanish origin and created for Amazon that tells the story of Inés Suárez, a humble young woman from Extremadura who embarks on the New World to search for her lost husband with his dreams of glory on the other side of the the Atlantic. There, Inés does not find her husband, but finds a passionate love: that of Pedro de Valdivia, Francisco Pizarro's field teacher. Furthermore, this series is based on a well-known novel of the same name written by Isabel Allende.

  • Year: 2020.
  • Seasons: 1.
  • Episodes: 8.
  • Approximate duration: 60 minutes.


Hispania takes us to the XNUMXnd century BC in a world where the power of the few ruled the lives of the many. This series tells the story of Viriato, a shepherd turned warrior who, together with a group of brave young people, Sandro, Darío, Paulo and Héctor, will fight with one goal: to fight tirelessly to defend and free his people from the Roman siege. A story full of action, revenge and love.

  • Year 2011.
  • Seasons: 3.
  • Episodes: 20.
  • Approximate duration: 70 minutes.


Hernán is another historical series about a prominent Spanish figure. This series, created this time by Mexican television, is available like the other series mentioned in Amazon Prime Video Spain with its only season and 8 episodes. This production narrates the conquest of Mexico by the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés. In this series each episode is told by someone who knew the conqueror closely. How could a man, with a few hundred soldiers, subdue an empire of warriors at the height of his glory? Hernan is the answer.

  • Year: 2019.
  • Seasons: 1.
  • Episodes: 8.
  • Approximate duration: 47 minutes.
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