Potes Travel Guide

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Potes Things to Do

  • La Bolera de los Moros / The Moors...

    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...

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  • El Teleférico - Cable Car

    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...

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  • Santo Toribio

    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 JesucristoHay...

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  • Potes

    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...

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  • Picos de Europa/Centro...

    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...

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  • Tudes

    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...

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  • Hiking in the Valley of Liebana - Picos...

    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...

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  • Cable Car is about it

    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...

    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...

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  • Potes - Barrio Viejo (Old Quarter).

    Walking around in towns and villages has always been my favourite thing to do and Potes provided much to see on my walks with plenty of turny-twisty streets and passages, cobbles and narrow bridges.

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  • Barrio Viejo and bridges.

    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

    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

    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...

    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...

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  • Don't miss the cable car!

    The cable car takes you to the top of the Picos de Europa entry. Views from up are just amazing!!Price: 14 Euros go and return.

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  • HORSE RIDING

    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...

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  • FUENTE DE

    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...

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  • View from the top cable car station

    Once you have made the trip up to the top cable car station, you can expect to see views such as this.

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  • Fuente De Cable Car

    The return journey on the cable car costs 10 euros and if you have made it this far, you should not miss the opportunity to go up.

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  • LLANES

    This is another nice place to stop if you are around Potes area.Llanes is located about 40 miles north of Potes in the coastline.Is a nice and tourist town with nice restaurants and a few hotels.Few years ago,I stayed in Llanes five days in another trip on the area,and I stayed in a nice hotel here called PARAISO.Don't miss a visit to the...

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  • SAN VICENTE DE LA BARQUERA

    This is the BRIDGE,at SAN VICENTE DE LA BARQUERA.Another beautiful village located in the coastline and very close of Potes.

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  • MOUNTAINS

    When you visit this beautiful area of Spain,don't hesitate to make a stop, at Picos de Europa National Park.It is the perfect place for a nice vacation and relax,if you like the nature. Also is the best place to see wildlife or birdwacthing.The city has a few hotels,but I suggest you to stay during your visit to the area in Casas Rurales,it is a...

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  • NEW SAN VICENTE CHURCH

    Just next to the old one,you'll find this nice building,it is the new San Vicente Church.It is a modern building because was built just last century.The most important thing here,it is the altarpieces brought it here from Convent of Dominicos.

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  • PARTIAL VIEW OF POTES

    This is another photo taken at the old town of the city.I enjoyed very much my short visit to Potes,the people here are very friendly.The best time to explore this region,it is in spring and summer.Also is very busy on wintertime during the high season of ski resorts around.

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Potes Hotels

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  • Casa Cayo

    c/ Cántabra no. 6, Potes, 39570, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Hotel Valdecoro

    Roscabao, Potes, 39570, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Villa De Potes

    Cl San Pedro 1, Potes, 39570, Spain

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

Potes Restaurants

  • Tudes-La Taberna del Inglés-The English...

    A este pueblo de Tudes , a diez kilómetros de Potes , que tiene 30 habitantes , llegó un Inglés que decidió quedarse aquí con su esposa y han reconstruido un viejo edificio de piedra en el que han puesto una Taberna en la que alternan las dos culturas española e inglesa , donde puedes tomar unas tapas o un apple pie , un vino o una cerveza , que...

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  • Potes - Chente.

    Another good example of a nice, friendly place with a reasonable priced menu. Mid September was a bit fresh to eat on the terrace but I imagine in the earlier months of summer it would be o.k. It sits on the main Plaza and has the Torre del Infantado as scenery just in front.Once again we paid 26euros for two inc. wine.

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  • Potes - Los Gallegos.

    Nice intimate feel to this restaurant situated in one of the old passages in the Barrio Viejo, 150 metres from the hotel Casa Cayo. The main entrance is through a bar and the restaurant is on the first floor. I had a fish, that I'd never heard of, couldn't even begin to translate, but it was delicious. We paid 26euros for two inc. wine.

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Potes Local Customs

  • Aliva-The Salud hermitage - La ermita de...

    The shrine of Our Lady of Health ( Salud ) in Aliva is in the middle of the central central massif of the Picos de EuropaDuring the winter is covered in snow, but in summer on July the 2nd they take up to the Virgin in procession, from a village called Pembes, where she spent the winter and they celebrate a pilgrimage The Virgin is in this chapel,...

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  • Aliva

    We begin with an anecdote : In Aliva there is good pasture in summer and two villages fought over its possession Sotres (Asturias ) and Espinama (Cantabria ) , so they decided that they would leave the two villages with the cock crowing and the point where they should meet would define the boundary of the lands that correspond to each villageThe...

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  • Día de mercado - Market day

    Los lunes mercado , desde tiempos inmemoriales ( siglo XIII ), que es el día en que la gente de la región aprovecha para ir a Potes para vender sus productos , hacer sus compras y hacer su vida social.Todavía se puede ir al mercado que instalan cerca de la iglesia y allí se pueden comprar queso Picón de Bejes o de Tresviso , quesucos , embutidos ,...

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Potes Off The Beaten Path

  • Cerezas,nueces,castañas-Cherries, nuts,...

    Junio es el mes de las cerezas en esta zona , como hay pueblos que están muy altos dicen que no maduran hasta San Pedro ( 29 junio ) , pero seguro que antes en cualquier callejo que pases dando un paseo, encontrarás un cerezo con unas cerezas deliciosas que saben como las de "antes"Esto pasa en Junio , pero cuando llega septiembre y octubre tienes...

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  • Potes - Desfiladero de la Hermida.

    On your way out from Potes towards Santander or the other way round, the road follows the Deva river and cuts through another sublime canyon. About 15 kms from Potes is a small turn-out where you can park (it's the only spot so don't miss it. On the right of the lot are some steps that take you down to the river level. Apparently the river is heavy...

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  • Potes - Take a hike.

    Once on top of the teleferico at Fuente De there is a myriad of trails to take, even all the way back down to the bottom (13.5 kms) if you want. We just took one of the shorter there and back hikes to the Hotel/Refuge Avila. This 7 kms round trip takes in some fine scenery, passes a royal residence and takes roughly 3 hours including a stop for...

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Potes Favorites

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  • La comida /

    No se puede hablar de Potes y en general de Liébana sin hablar de su comida Hay muchos restaurantes muy buenos así que vamos a decirte algunas comidas típicas de esta tierra para que te ayuden a decidir - Cocido Lebaniego : Es un guiso hecho con garbanzos , berza , cerdo ( oreja , chorizo , morcilla hueso de jamón y tocino ) , ternera y para el...

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  • Excellent base to explore the Picos de...

    The small town (1.500 inhabitants) of Potes is in the centre of the Liebana region, an area that is surrounded by the spectacular mountains of the Picos de Europa, with peaks up to 2.648m at Torre Cerredo, running streams and rivers forming a national park of about 65.000 ha. Potes is the meeting point of four valleys and an excellent base to...

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Explore Deeper into Potes
Potes - Take the teleferico at Fuente De.
Off The Beaten Path
Distilling the Orujo.
Local Customs
Great food, service and views
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COASTLINE
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OLD TOWN
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MEDIEVAL BRIDGES
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ONE MORE PICTURE
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SANTO TORIBIO DE LIEBANA- Monastery
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TORREON DEL INFANTADO
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PICOS DE EUROPA- National Park
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DEVA RIVER
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OLD IGLESIA DE SAN VICENTE
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THE MAIN SQUARE
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