Potes & the Liébana Valley attractions

Monastery in Potes & the Liébana Valley

Monasterio de Santo Toribio de Liébana

Christian refugees, fleeing from Muslim-occupied Spain to Liébana in the 8th century, brought with them the Lígnum Crucis, purportedly the single biggest chunk of Christ’s cross and featuring the hole made by the na…
Church in Potes & the Liébana Valley

Iglesia de Santa María de Lebeña

Nine kilometres northeast of Potes, the fascinating Iglesia de Santa María de Lebeña dates back to the 9th or 10th century. The horseshoe arches are a telltale sign of its Mozarabic style – rare this far north in Sp…
Museum in Potes & the Liébana Valley

Casa de las Doñas

While not a must-see, this painstakingly restored 19th-century country home offers an intriguing insight into traditional Picos-area life and architecture; 13km south of Potes, it's an easy stop-off for anyone headi…
Tower in Potes & the Liébana Valley

Torre del Infantado

Situated beside Potes' medi­eval San Cayetano bridge, the squat Torre del Infantado, with an amazingly modern interior inside its 15th-century shell, now houses an interactive exhibition on the life and works of loc…
Museum in Potes & the Liébana Valley

Casa del Oso

Moved from Fuente Dé to downtown Potes in 2016, the Casa del Oso has interactive exhibits and documentaries on endangered Cantabrian brown bears. It's run by the Fundación Oso Pardo, Spain's main advocate for these …