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Places to visit in Liebana

Frama

Frama

Frama is the most populated village in the municipality ( Cabezon de Liebana whose natural and gastronomic richness is unquestionable in the area).

It is 2km from Potes and has an altitude of 316m. It is perfect to enjoy the quietness of the area and above all, the natural scenario.

Its Parish Church keeps a beatiful door of Romanesque style, inside we find an altarpiece of the 16th century which has a series of paintings influenced by the Spanish flamenco style.




Potes

Potes

Located in the centre of Liébana, at the confluence of the Quiviesa and Deva rivers at the foot of the Picos de Europa. Since ancient times, it has been a regional administrative and commercial centre

Potes is a village of bridges and tower.

The most emblematic building is the Infantado Tower. The Infantado Tower is a Gothic structure from the 15th century and the old church from the 14th century. There are also numerous buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries.





Santo Toribio de Liebana

Santo Toribio

The monastery is far older than one might think from its late Romanesque-Gothic and Baroque buildings in which the largest piece of the Golgotha Cross is said to be housed. Founded in the 7 th century, it was home in the 8 th century to he monk Beatus, famous for his Commentary on the Apocalypse, the masterpiece of medieval miniaturism with expressive colourful illustrations.

Santo Toribio , together with Rome, Jerusalem and Santiago de Compostela maintains the privilege of the Holy Year.




Parque Nacional de Picos de Europa

Picos de Europa National Park

The Picos de Europa mountains are visible from all points of Cantabria. This fantastic landscape of sharp limestone outcrops is the home of mountain goats and wild sheep. It can be reached by the Fuente De cable railway , which rises to an altitude of 2600 metres.







Teleférico de Fuente Dé

Fuente De cablecar

The Fuente De cablecar is a door onto the amazing natural landscapes of the Picos de Europa, which overcomes a drop of 750 metres taking travellers to an altitude of 1,450 metres in just 4 minutes at a maximum speed of 10 m/second.







Iglesia de Santa Maria de Lebeña

This church is the best example of Mozarabic architecture in Cantabria. It was built in the 10 th century, although the tower and the portico were added later. Next to this, there is a thousand-year-old yew (the mythical tree of Cantabria) and an olive tree which both add to the symbolism of this place.








Iglesia de Santa Maria Real de Piasca

Piasca was an important monastery. Its Cartulary has been preserved and is of great historical interest. It is thanks to this that we know that the monastery has been in existence since at least the year 930. The main door opens through a slightly pointed arch in a relief in the gable wall

The original church was built at the end of the 12th century. There is an inscription which dates the end of Protogothic construction at 1172. It was reconstructed during successive eras, up until the 15th century.

This is a large church, with three rectangular naves, the largest of which is wider and higher, a cruciform nave with a dome and three apses.








Mogrovejo

Mogrovejo is a small hamlet in the municipality of Camaleño on an imposing elevation. There remains an important collection of traditional Liébana houses and a number of unique buildings, of which the medieval tower deserves special mention.

The oldest preserved building is the tower that dates from the late 13th century. The church probably dates from the 17th century, the mansions from the 17th and 18th centuries and the traditional architecture until the present day.



Liebana

Liébana is one of Cantabria's most famous holiday destinations. It is surrounded by high mountains, stunning landscapes, and a mild microclimate. It is a traditional place for rural tourism, and its attraction lies in its authenticity which has been retained by the various towns and villages.

Liébana is divided into several valleys

At the top of the valley is the Fuente Dé mountain resort. There, a cable car climbs nearly a thousand metres to reach El Cable Viewing Point, which provides an unmissable view for anyone who wants to experience the magnificence of the Picos de Europa

Liébana is an excellent place to enjoy nature

The historic-artistic heritage of this area offers some extremely interesting sights, such as the Mozarab church at Lebeña, from the tenth century, and the Romanesque monastery at Piasca, from the eleventh century. In the Monastery of Santo Toribio of Liébana there is the relic of the Lignum Crucis, the largest surviving fragment of Christ's Cross.

Places to visit in Cantabria

Cabarceno nature park.Streching over more than 700 hectares, this park is home to animals from all over the world. The semi-free conditions in which the animals live has resulted in great success in breeding programmes.

Beaches: With its 283km of coastline, Cantabria boasts a total of 87 fine white sandy beaches, some of them close to city centre in highly populated areas and therefore crowded, and others in small, remote unspoilt coves of great beaty. In Cantabria, the following beaches are entitled to fly the flag (the blue flag is the European Union´s mark of environmental quality): San Vicente de la Barquera, Comillas , Cobreces, Santander, Isla....

Altamira: The “Sixtine Chapel” of paleolithic art. The Altamira cave paintings are undoubtedly the most important treasure in the historical and artistic heritage of Cantabria. The cave is near Santillana del Mar and was discovered in 1879 by Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola and his daughter Maria. The paintings – bison, deer, horses and boars, painted by a brilliant primitive artist some 14,000 years ago- are one of the fundamental examples of universal paleolithic art. Declared a National Monument in 1924 and a World Heritage Monument by the Unesco in 1988. Due to changes in the cave microclimate caused by visits, it is closed. Now you can visit the replica of the cave,know as the “Neo-Cave”

El Soplao cave: El Soplao Cave, discovered at the beginning of the 20th century when the mines of La Florida were being operated, is considered to be one of the greatest wonders of geology, and a true paradise for potholers (eccentrics, stalactites, stagmalites, gorges, columns, cave pearls, dog-tooth spars, etc.).