Potes Things to Do

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    La Bolera de los Moros / The Moors Bowling

    by elpariente Written Jul 4, 2012
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    Todos los que han ido a Potes desde Santander han disfrutado y sufrido el desfiladero de la Hemida , pero no todos lo han visto desde La Bolera de los Moros ( Castillo de Piñeres )
    Desde un Castillo medieval se puede ver todo el desfiladero de la Hermida desde arriba , se ven los 19 Kms. , los meandros que hace el río , como los va siguiendo la carretera y si el día está despejado puedes ver Potes y Tresviso
    El desfiladero es impresionante y el mirador también
    Everyone who has gone from Santander to Potes have enjoyed and suffered the Hemida Gorge, but not all have seen it from The Bowling of the Moors (Piñeres Castle)
    From a medieval castle you can see all the Hermida Gorge from above, the 19 km, the river meanders that does, the road and if you have a clear day you may see Potess and Tresviso
    The gorge is impressive and the viewpoint also

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    El Teleférico - Cable Car

    by elpariente Written Jul 4, 2012

    No se puede hablar de Potes , Liébana o los Picos de Europa sin hablar del Teleférico
    Subes en vertical 800 metros , unos pocos minutos y pasas de un valle "civilizado" , donde está el Parador , casas , bares ... al corazón más salvaje de los Picos de Europa
    Arriba tienes el Mirador del Cable , que tiene un suelo de rejilla , hay gente que le da vértigo. Desde aquí se ve todo el Valle , incluso algunos días puedes ver un mar de nubes debajo del mirador
    Desde aquí puedes dar un paseo todo lo largo que quieras y bajar en el teleférico o bien puedes hacer rutas a Cabaña Verónica , Aliva , dormir en el Hotel-Refugio y bajar andando hasta Espinama
    Si puedes no te lo pierdas
    Precio adulto i&v 15,50 (2012)
    No one can speak of Potes, Liebana and Picos de Europa without mention the Cable Car
    A vertical climb of 800 meters, and in few minutes you go from the valley , "civilized", where there are a Parador, houses, bars , camings... to the wildest heart of the Picos de Europa
    Above you have the Mirador del Cable, which has a grid floor, there are people who has vertigo , but you do not need to go on it . From here you can see the whole valley, some days you can see a sea of ​​clouds below the lookout
    From here you can treck the length you want and go down in the cable car or you can make routes as Cabaña Verónica, Aliva, sleep at the Hotel-Refuge of Aliva and walk down to Espinama
    If you can do not miss it
    Adult price in 2012 15.50

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    Santo Toribio

    by elpariente Written Jul 4, 2012
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    Es difícil de creer, pero este es uno de los cuatro sitios de peregrinación para los católicos en que se puede ganar el Jubileo ( Indulgencia plenaria )(Roma, Jerusalén, Santiago de Compostela y Santo Toribio de Liébana), porque aquí está el "Lignum Crucis" - Vera Cruz, que es considerado el trozo más grande de madera de la Cruz de Jesucristo
    Hay registros de monasterios en esta zona desde el siglo IX, pero no se registra la presencia de la Vera Cruz hasta el siglo XIV. La reliquia se encuentra en una cruz y los peregrinos pueden besar a un pedazo de cruz que queda expuesto
    El Beato de Liébana escribió aquí los comentarios del Apocalipsis y dio paso a la ilustración de manuscritos, conocidos como "Beatos", que son el punto de partida de la pintura y escultura mozárabe y románica.
    La puerta del Perdón en la que se puede ver a Jesús y sus doce apóstoles, con un arco de medio punto, se abre sólo para los peregrinos durante el Año Jubilar que se produce sólo cuando la fiesta de Santo Toribio, 16 de abril, coincide en domingo (el próximo será en el 2017)
    Puedes visitar el monasterio y la capilla donde se encuentra la Vera Cruz (Lignum Crucis) (sólo unos días especiales se tienen acceso a verla de cerca y darle un beso), el claustro donde se pueden ver algunas reproducciones de los "Beatos" y puedes también visitar otros monasterios menores ubicados a menos de un kilómetro, no son demasiado interesantes como edificios, pero las vistas son estupendas
    It is hard to believe , but this is one of the four sites to pilgrimage for the Catholics where they can get the Jubilee ( Plenary Indulgence )( Rome , Jerusalem , Santiago de Compostela and Santo Toribio de Liebana ) because here is the "Lignum Crucis" - True Cross that is considered the biggest wood piece of the Jesus Christ Cross
    There are records of monasteries in this area since the ninth century, but not recorded the presence of the True Cross up to the fourteenth century. The relic is on a cross and pilgrims may kiss a piece of cross that is exposed
    The Beatus of Liebana wrote the comments of the Apocalypse and gave way to the illustration of manuscripts, known as "Beatos", which are the starting point of painting and sculpture Mozarabic and Romanesque.
    The door of Forgiveness in which you can see Jesus and his Twelve Apostles, with a round arch , opens only for pilgrims during the Jubilee Year that occurs only when the feast of Santo Toribio, April 16, coincides on Sunday (The next one will be in 2017)
    You may visit the Monastery, and the chapel where is the True Cross ( Lignim Crucis )(Only Few Days you have access to see it close and kiss it), the cloister where you may see some reproductions of the "Beatos" and you may also visit other minor monasteries located in less than one kilometer, nothing too interesting as the buildings but the views are great

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    Potes

    by elpariente Written Jul 4, 2012
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    Potes es la capital de Liébana , está en el centro donde se juntan los cuatro valles que la forman y está atravesada por el río Deva
    Es el sitio donde se junta la gente de la región para hacer sus compras, ir al Notario , el médico , las reparaciones y esto le da mucha vida junto con el turismo que tiene que pasar por aquí para hacer los distintos recorridos de la región
    Si quieres algo de bullicio este es el sitio para quedarte pues tiene movimiento todo el día en sus calles , sus terrazas , restaurantes ... y por la noche sigue la vida y la gente pululando por las calles
    Gente amable , buena comida , gran selección de hoteles ...
    Llama la atención la Torre del Infantado , el ayuntamiento , que está al lado del río , la iglesia y sus calles estrechas y casas antiguas
    Potes the capital of Liebana, is at the center where they meet the four valleys that form it and is crossed by the river Deva
    It is where people come together in the region to shop, go to the notary, physician, repairs, and this gives a lot of life along with tourism that has to go through here to visit the different routes of the region
    If you want some noise this is the place to stay because it has movement all day in the streets, terraces, restaurants ... and in the night follows the life and people around the streets and bars
    Friendly people, great food, good selection of hotels ...
    Striking Infantado Tower, that is the City Hall, next to the river, the church and its narrow streets and old houses

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    Picos de Europa/Centro visitantes-Visitors center

    by elpariente Written Jul 4, 2012
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    En el pueblo de Tama , a las afueras de Potes está el Centro de visitantes Sotama que nos permite hacer un viaje virtual por los Picos de Europa , conociendo su paisaje , la geomorfología , la fauna , la flora , la minería y como han influido a través delos años los ríos y la influencia humana
    No lleva mucho tiempo y es una visita interesante
    El edificio con el exterior de piedra y madera, así como sus rampas interiores que llegan hasta una terraza nos llamaron la atención
    In the village of Tama, on the edge of Potes is the Visitors Centre Sotama , that allows us to do a virtual tour of the Picos de Europa, visiting the landscape, geomorphology, fauna, flora, mining and how they have influenced by rivers and the humans through years
    It does not takes much time and is an interesting visit
    The building with the exterior stone and wood, as well as the internal ramps that reach a terrace called our attention

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    Tudes

    by elpariente Updated Jul 2, 2012
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    Es un pueblo con 30 habitantes con todas sus casas de piedra , que está en el Valle de Liébana , a 700 metros de altura y a unos pocos minutos de Potes
    Es un sitio muy tranquilo , con unas buenas vistas de los Picos de Europa , que puede ser un buen sitio donde alojarse para desde aquí hacer excursiones por los distintos valles .
    Puedes hacer varias sendas , incluso bajar hasta Potes andando , jugar a los bolos en verano y pasar un buen rato charlando con una buena cerveza en la Taberna del Inglés
    Es frecuente encontrar viajeros que han llegado a Santander en el ferry desde Inglaterra y que vienen en motos o en coches y que se quedan en este sitio tranquilo donde además les pueden entender en Inglés
    It is a village with 30 inhabitants, with stone houses , that is in the Liebana Valley, 700 meters high and a at a few minutes of Potes
    It is very quiet, with good views of the Picos de Europa, and may be a good place to stay and make excursions from here to the different valleys.
    You can make multiple trecks, even go down to Potes walking, bowling in the summer and have a good time chatting with a beer in the English Tavern
    It is common to find travelers who have come to Santander on the ferry from England and come in motorbikes and by car and are staying in this quiet place where they can understand them in English

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  • Hiking in the Valley of Liebana - Picos de Europa

    by Walker30s Written Aug 21, 2011
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    There are many impressive mountain areas in the northern Spain, but the National park of Picos de Europa is very special for hiking fans. Compared to other famous destinations like the Pyrenees and National park of Sierra Nevada, Picos de Europa offers a great variety of routes which are often changing its character all the time. The density of experiences is very high in Picos de Europa.
    I recommend Potes in the Valley of Liebana (Cantabria) as the first destination for those who want to study the park. The valley is famous for the landscape, the best orujo of Spain and queso picon, the best blue cheese in the world. Also the unique cantabrian culture shows everywhere - people are still wearing the traditional wooden shoes for example. And the people are so charming.
    Hiking is the best way to study the landscape, flora and fauna. During the winter months the highest peaks are covered with snow but you can walk the routes on the lower slopes of the mountains all year round. The best season for hiking is from April (flora starts to bloom) to October (Autumn tints).
    There are so many walking routes to choose from. My favourite destinations in the Valley of Liebana are Vega de Liordes, Collado Horcados Rojos, Coriscau and Tresviso. But there are so many less famous and very easy routes that you can walk throughout the year.
    Puerto San Glorio is a paradise for the photographers who are interested in flora.
    The National park of Picos de Europa spreads to three provinces Cantabria, Asturias and Leon. In Leon there is a larger area called Parque regional de Picos de Europa.
    In Asturias I would recommend hiking routes like Refugio de Urriellu, Gorge of Rio Cares (desfiladero del Rio Cares) and the Covadonga lakes. In Leon I recommend two very special routes starting from Puerto San Glorio, Collado del Boquerón de Bobias and Peña Prieta, which is actually located in Palencia.

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    Cable Car is about it

    by Wildcat_Law_Guy Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Don't look down!

    Riding the cable car (Teleferico) is all I did, and it's about all there is to do, aside from enjoying the town's rustic charm.

    In fact, the Teleferico itself isn't even in Potes, but nearby. It ascends to the top of Fuente Dé. According to the official website, it is the third longest cable car route in the world without supporting posts.

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    Potes - Visit Monasterio Santo Toribio de Liebana.

    by pfsmalo Updated Dec 11, 2008

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    Fine view of the monastery.
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    Just 3 kms out from Potes, on the same road that takes you to Fuente De lies the Santo Toribio monastery, one of the 5 holy sites of Christianity. Thought to have been constructed in the 8th century, it holds one of the largest pieces of Christ's Cross, the Lignum Crucis. First references to the monastery are found from the 1100's but it is thought that it quite possibly dates as far back as the 6th cebtury. The gothic church was built from 1250 onwards but has obviously been restored a few times since.

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    Barrio Viejo and bridges.

    by breughel Updated Oct 3, 2007

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    Old bridge on the Deva

    Although the city of Potes suffered destructions in 1936 during the civilian war, the Barrio Viejo, old district in the hart of the city, preserved a spectacular medieval aspect. The two old bridges "puente de San Cayetano" and "puente de la Carcel" contribute significantly to that environment of past centuries.

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    Torre de Orejon de la Lama

    by breughel Updated Oct 3, 2007

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    Torre de Orejon de la Lama (upper right)

    Alongside the rive Deva stands another tower of the 15th c. Torre de Orejon de la Lama.
    The tower has been modified during the centuries and is attached to other buildings. The place is used for exhibitions.

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    Torre del Infantado

    by breughel Updated Oct 3, 2007

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    Torre del Infantando

    The Torre del Infantado is a typical tower-manor of the 15th c. as they are many in Cantabria. The tower is build on a square plan with four corner turrets and crenellated at the top. It is now used as town hall.

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    Canyon of the Hermida-Desfiladero de la Hermida.

    by breughel Updated Oct 3, 2007

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    To join Potes one has to leave the highway Santander-Lanes and take the N621 at Unquera to Panes. The road is nice with views on the Picos de Europa.
    At Panes the road enters the canyon of the Hermida eroded by the river Deva.
    The 27 Km take 1 hour and the driver will be so concentrated on the narrow road with a bend every 50 m or less that he will not see a thing of the landscape.
    The "fun" with this road in the canyon is that next to the tourists who want to drive slowly to see something of the river and the rocky cliffs, there are the locals who want to speed up things and there are a few lorry's who need all the width of the road in the bends. There are nearly no possibilities for a halt.
    Drivers will be glad to get out of the canyon at the approach of Potes where the canyon enlarges to a valley.

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    HORSE RIDING

    by Hosell Written Jan 13, 2007

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    Another interesting option when you are visiting Potes area,it is to have a nice horse riding up the mountains.There are a few places to rent a horse in Potes,and also there are some diferent routes that you can choose from,you will find them: from half hour to a whole day.You must to contact them the day before and let them know how many horses you will need and what route you want to do.I did a one and half hour ride,and I really enjoyed seeing the awesome mountains views around Potes.Don't miss it,especially if you are travelling with children.

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    FUENTE DE

    by Hosell Updated Apr 26, 2006

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    Another place not to be missed if you are visiting Potes' area,it is.. .Fuente De, which has a Parador and a cable car that goes right up to the top of the central massif of the Picos de Europa,the view from top are awesome,if you are lucky and go on a clear day.Normally here only in summertime you will find many clear days but not in rest of the year,that are very foggy and also with lots of rain!.

    The Parador is a very nice place to stay one night,all Paradores in Spain are a kind of luxury accommodations in special buildings like Monasteries,Palaces or in new builidings like that.

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