Capital of the region of Liebana, the village of Potes offers an unforgettable gastronomic experience. Enjoy the beauty of the “village of bridges and towers” while you discover the different taverns. You will find delicious cheese such as the Quesucos Liébana and the Queso Picon-Bejes-Tresviso, blue cheese Cabrales style, about which Pérez Reverte (a writer from the Canary Islands that spent his Summers in Santander) said: “… the cheese from Liébana has a similar smell and stinging to the most celebrated Rochefort…”.
When deciding what to eat in Potes. Prepare yourself for a good cocido lebaniego, a typical local dish that, not like the montañés, doesn’t have white beans but chickpea, apart from cabbage and hunt meat: chorizo, blood sausage and bacon… with calf or beef jerky stuffed with bread center. Don’t forget about the last part of the meal, as this region is famous for the production of artisan liquor, such as the orujo and the tostadillo. Try them all at the Fiesta del Orujo, or if you prefer something lighter, order a tea del puerto. Walk around the village and discover the classic market where you will find delicious embutidos and the famous local meats. If you have the chance, don’t leave without visiting the National Park of Picos de Europa, an authentic natural paradise.