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History

LIÉBANA

CABEZÓN DE LIEBANA

CAMALEÑO

CILLORIGO DE LIÉBANA

PESAGUERO

POTES

TRESVISO

VEGA DE LIÉBANA

As a natural refuge, Liébana sheltered the primitive settlements, the Cantabrians, who refused to be dominated by the Romans. Here, starts a long history in events and transcendental facts. Safe and sound from the Arab incursions after the Iberian Peninsula invasion, in the VIII century, the territory repopulation was quick and the clergy played an important role as along the High Middle Ages they found rest and a way of life all around the district.

The feudal fights between the houses of the Mendozas and Manriques was finished by the middle of the XV century, when Diego Hurtado de Mendoza, the Marquis of Santillana son, received the title of Duke of the Infantado, given by the Spanish Catholic Monarchs. The great domain of the Dukedom, in spite of the continuous resistance of the "lebaniegos", was prolonged until the XIX century.

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