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Monastery of Santo Toribio de Liebana

Spain
+34 942 73 05 50
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The cross of Christ - touching it was truelly moving.

Went here instead of the cable car and what a beautiful, peaceful and tranquil place and was... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
lambigini
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LONDON
Touch a piece of the cross of Christ

We drove up to the monastery not really expecting much, but were pleasantly surprised. The main... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
The_Bogtrotter
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UK
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This 17th-century monastery contains what is reputed to be a splinter from Christ's cross.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Went here instead of the cable car and what a beautiful, peaceful and tranquil place and was truelly touched when touching the cross of Christ.

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

We drove up to the monastery not really expecting much, but were pleasantly surprised. The main attraction is the Crucis Lignum - a piece of the original cross of Christ. We were given a fun guided tour by one of the monks (in Spanish only),...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

We took a car pilgrimage to this monastery, the site of the Crucis Lignum. We drove through the spectacular and rugged scenery of the Peaks of Europe. It’s 3 km from Potes to the Monastery of Santo Toribio de Liebana. This is the endpoint of...More

Thank John M
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Great surprise to find this monastery up in the Picos de Europa. Entrance is free and a destination of the pieces of the holy cross are in Spanish only.

1  Thank Brian K
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

this monastery is well worth a visit if you are interested in history . cantabria was a deserted lpace after the Reconquista, and the monks of this monastery with their hard work were able to bring back christian people in the area. It's an amazing...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2016

Just a few km outside Potes on the road towards Fuente De, and well signposted, this is a fabulous place to stop off. No charge for parking or entrance, it has toilets but no cafe or other facilities. I'd recommend visiting early in the morning,...More

3  Thank Judy P
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

A couple of kilometres up a steep road out of Potes, this is an interesting place to spend an hour or so. Free entry with a large car park, access is easy. The monastery is nice and at selected times you can see remnants of...More

Thank michael t
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

we like visiting religious sites, not sure why but any from temples to mosques to churches, everyone needs a hobby! This one was not really what I expected being much plainer and less 'monastery ish' than we're used to. Loved the details on the small...More

Thank toniShanghai
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Reviewed 29 March 2016

It took 2.5 hour drive from Bilbao but was worth the visit. We had a chance to see Holy Cross outside of it's cabin and a chance to touch it. Last 40 km of drive is challenging but a great fun, if you like narrow...More

Thank kilroyr
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

The monastery is located not far from Potes up in a mountainside. The place is sober in style and has wonderful views. The main attractive of this place is that it is said that hosts one of the largest pieces of the Lignum Crucis, the...More

Thank Jac-and-Jek
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