Left Santillana del Mar for the small village Potes Cantabria.
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.
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.
Because I did not know anything for Potes, I walked about at random in the town.
The old town, a historical monument, is a maze of alleys and steps with a medieval atmosphere.
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.
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.
Saint Vincent, Vincent of Saragossa was born at Huesca and martyred under the Emperor Diocletian around the year 304, patron saint of wine brewer.
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.
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.
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.