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If you are going to spend few days in Potes and the Picos de Europa to enjoy the nature and the region charm, to relax and to have fun, here you can find information about the places that you can visit, including seasons, times and prices, gastronomy or the weather. Enjoy it! 


Liébana Valley has a special micro climate due to the great mountains that protect it and to the influence of the Cantabrian Sea. So that, it is very common to find sunny days when it´s raining in the rest of Cantabria. The clouds collide with the high Picos de Europa and they are not able to enter into valley. Therefore, do not be afraid of bad weather forecasts! Here you can consult the weather in Potes and its surrounding area (Sotres, San Vicente de la Barquera…). 7-days forescast (+info)

POTESPotes is the geographical center of the region and where you can find most of the services and shops. During the Civil War, there was a great fire that burned part of the town, but a nice old town is still preserved and transports us to another time. There are important historical buildings such as the Torre del Infantado and good restaurants where you can taste typical products. Because of its narrow and paved streets, its bridges over the river Deva and Quiviesa and surrounded by mountains and nature, Potes becomes a magical place (+info)

The cable car of Fuente Dé, which overcomes a difference of 753 metres, takes us into the heart of the Picos de Europa, raising us up to a height of 1853 meters in only four minutes. The beautiful landscape is stunning and the countless possibilities of practise sports such as biking, climbing or hiking, make it a very attractive plan. Besides, the glassed building of the cable car will convert the ascend and the descent an unforgettable experience. (+info)

Santo ToribioThe Monastery of Santo Toribio (XVI century) is a place chosen by monks to move away from the world and live according to the Benedictine rule. It´s said that once consolidated the Reconquista in this area, the Lignum Crucis relics were brought here from Jerusalem to deposit them in a safe place. This is a Gothic church with Cisterian influence with simple lines and spaces and with decorative sobriety, characteristics of the architecture of the Order of San Bernardo. It has three polygonal apses and three naves… (+info)


ThTorre del Infantadoe Torre del Infantado, the bastion of the town of Potes and the whole region of Liébana is a medieval building with the category “Bien de Interés Cultural” (Property of Cultural Interest). Crossing the entrance with pointed arch, we find six floors whose rooms are opened out onto a central courtyard. First, it was a jail and later, the Town Hall, today it houses the permanent exhibition “El cosmos del Beato de Liébana. Aquí comienza todo” about the life and work of Abbot Lebaniego, the first Cantabrian and Spaniard Writer… (+info)


San VicenteSan Vicente de la Barquera is a town located in the coastal region of West Cantabria. It is very attached to the sea, fishing and traditions. It a really nice place that will enchant you, surrounded by the sea and the mountains at the same time. Great beaches and estuaries, as well as heritage buildings to visit and good restaurant to try the best fresh fish, makes this town a beautiful place to have a nice day and to approach to coastal life and traditions. (+info)


sANTANDERSantander combines an urban environment with the essence of Cantabria: beaches, landscape, nature, gastronomy and culture. The city is organized around a large natural harbour, used since before the Roman Empire. The surrounding landscape is unique, with wide green spaces and beaches, highlighting the Sardinero and Magdalena area were Alfonso XIII had his summer residence. The historic centre was destroyed in 1941 by a serious fire, but the sea and surrounding countryside make this city a special place (+info)

The beaches of Cantabria and Asturias are very special because of its beauty and the green mountains and grasslands that surround them. We find great cliffs, waves and sands, pure nature, the Cantabrian Sea cry, that makes up places with a special charm in which we can relax and have a nice day. Some beautiful beaches close to Potes are San Vicente de la Barquera beach, Amio beach, in Pechón or La Franca beach, all these places are about 30-45 minutes by car.  (+info)

The gastronomy of Liébana Valley is famous for its cheese with two denominations of origin “quesucos de Liébana” y “Picón” and its “orujos” traditionally made in the region for centuries. But also, sausages, “boronos” and meat, both beef as suckling kids and lambs reared by farmers in the valley which then is offered in the restaurants in the area. Also is typical the famous “cocido lebaniego” made with chickpeas, chorizo, relleno… you can´t leave without trying this unique dish. (+info)