Potes Cantabria, Spain

Left Santillana del Mar for the small village Potes Cantabria.

Scenery of Molleda en Val de San Vicente, Rio Deva and the rock cliff near Potes.

Scenery of Molleda en Val de San Vicente, Rio Deva and the rock cliff near Potes.

Arrived at Potes

Arrived at Potes

Potes is a municipality in the autonomous community of Cantabria in Spain. It is the capital of the Comarca of Liébana and is located in the centre of it. Potes is small and quiet town, it has a 1481 of population.

Potes Map

Potes Map

The town of Potes is located at the confluence of four valleys, near where the River Quiviesa flows in the River Deva, the latter born at altitudes of the Picos de Europa.

The town center, the plaza Captain Palacios, many residents gather in holiday.

The town center, the plaza Captain Palacios, many residents gather in holiday.

Because I did not know anything for Potes, I walked about at random in the town.

Walking around the town of Potes

Walking around the town of Potes

The old town, a historical monument, is a maze of alleys and steps with a medieval atmosphere.

A house above the street and Deva river with a stone arch bridge in Potes.

A house above the street and Deva river with a stone arch bridge in Potes.

Torre del Infantado Potes (Tower of the Infantry)

Torre del Infantado Potes (Tower of the Infantry)

The Tower of the Infantry is a fortress in Potes, at the foot of the Picos de Europa. It was built in the fourteenth century. Tower of the Infantry is now the town council.

Narrow street and old stone arch bridge in Potes

Narrow street and old stone arch bridge in Potes

Iglesia de San Vicente in Potes

Iglesia de San Vicente in Potes

The old gothic church of San Vicente was built in 15th century and rebuilt from the late 15th century to 17th century, it was replaced in the 19th century by the new parish church of San Vicente. This has 18th-century altarpieces from the Convent of San Raimundo and a sculpture of Saint Vincent, patron saint of the city.

Entrance and the altar of the Church of San Vicente

Entrance and the altar of the Church of San Vicente

Saint Vincent, Vincent of Saragossa was born at Huesca and martyred under the Emperor Diocletian around the year 304, patron saint of wine brewer.

Calle Cantabria, Potes

Calle Cantabria, Potes

Still, walking around the town of Potea.

Still, walking around the town of Potea.

Tourist street (souvenir shops) in Potes

Tourist street (souvenir shops) in Potes

Typical House and Monument of Marc and its producers in Potes

Typical House and Monument of Marc and its producers in Potes

Marc is a liquor distilled from pomace that is left over from winemaking after the grapes are pressed.

After this, I was walking around the suburbs of Potes and found a shed (called horreo) and some flowers.

Particular shed and flowers

Particular shed (horreo) and flowers

Horreo is wood construction built on four pillars that is intended to store grain so this is isolated from moisture. It is characteristic of northwestern Spain.

I took a rest in a small square in front of the church.

The square and the statue of Jesús de Monasterio

The square and the statue of Jesús de Monasterio

Jesús de Monasterio (1836 – 1903) was born in Potes. He was the great violinist and composer. Residents in Potes are proud of him and still love him.

Left Potes for the next destination Fuente De.

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