Monasterio de Santo Toribio de Liébana, Cantabria

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The Monastery of Santo Toribio de Liébana is a Roman Catholic monastery located in the district of Liébana, near Potes in Cantabria, Spain. Located in the Cantabrian Mountains in northern Spain, the monastery is one of the five places in Christianity that, together with Rome, Jerusalem, Santiago de Compostela and Caravaca de la Cruz, has the privilege of issuing perpetual indulgences.The monastery was founded prior to the 6th century. According to tradition, the monastery venerates that largest piece of the Lignum Crucis discovered in Jerusalem by Saint Helena of Constantinople. Brought from the Church of the Holy Sepulcher by Saint Turibius of Astorga, the left arm of the True Cross is kept on a gilded silver reliquary. The monastery was initially dedicated to St. Martin of Tours but its name was changed in the 12th century.On April 16, 1961, the Franciscan friars, Custodians of the Holy Places, were entrusted with the relic's safekeeping and with the promotion of the devotion to the Holy Cross. Arrange to visit Monasterio de Santo Toribio de Liébana and other attractions in Potes using our Potes day trip site .
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  • A well signposted route, track and fairly quiet, even with children. In a couple of hours you calmly raise and lower, making some photos very cool
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  • Emblematic monastery in a place of dream, we hear the mass of pilgrims, we won the Jubilee, we bought some souvenirs, we gave a great ride to get to the car (the parking lot was full, and that it was a Tuesday in late September), close this pots, a village with a few beautiful corners and restaurants that more you can ask for a nice day?
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  • It is a recommended visit because of its importance for the Christian faith. It is small and simple, but importantly inside, which houses the relic of the cross.
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  • Lovely place in the middle of the mountains. Parking can be very challenging.
  • Very nice monasterio with a sweet small atrium. Is good to combine with a trip to Potes. Also the churches around are mos def a visit worth.
  • Beautiful. Cross the door of forgiveness. Sublime. Kiss the cross of Christ. I have no words. There are to come even if it is an once in a lifetime
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  • Very nice. Extraordinarily well preserved have State at 12 noon at the mass of the full Pilgrim was absolute mass very exciting, spirituality overwhelms you. In addition, we have entered through the Holy door to be year jubilar lebaniego.
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  • Great food, good treatment by the waiters. The place is very nice, next to the river of pots. It's eating. And that tell of desserts they have. I would definitely repeat.
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