Liérganes Town Hall
Avda. del Generalísimo, s/n
39722 Liérganes

Phone: 942 528 021
Fax: 942 528 064

Schedule: from 08:00 to 14:00h.

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In Miera there still are bridges from centuries 16th and 17th to cross Miera river and its streams, engineering fundamental works to keep communication and allow commercial interchange between towns in the region. Puente Mayor in Liérganes or “Puente Romano” (Roman Bridge) is the most famous of them due to its strategical value. This Roman bridge connects Transmiera with Asturias de Santillana and with Camino de Castilla, to Portillo de Lunada. It has two rounded archs of unequal size and cutwaters with spindle form. It was stone built on the river and has been preserved in a perfect state since its construction without needed big restoration. Next to it, there is a well-kept mill from 1667.

General placement:
North side of Miera valley, located 27,5 Km from Santander. Northeastern limit of the region, limits south with Miera and west with Penagos.
Population: 2.260  Extension: 36,7 Km2  Altitude: 70-1462 m.
Towns: Calgar · La Costera · Extremera · Liérganes · El Mercadillo · Las Porquerizas · Los Prados · La Quieva · La Rañada · El Rellano · Rubalcaba · La Vega · Pámanes · Bucarrero · Casas del Monte · El Condado · La Herrán · Somarriba · Tarriba
Capital town: Liérganes
Festivities: July 27 / August 1 (San Pantaleón and San Pedruco – pilgrimage to the chapel on Liérganes highest hill), June 29 (Saint Peter), August 5 (Our Lady of Las Nieves – Liérganes), September 3 (San Lorenzuco – Pámanes), 2nd weekend of september (Our Lady of El Amparo – El Condado – related to the protection of sick children)
Surrounded by incredible limestones and an uncomparable landscape, the municipality of Liérganes is in a medium-low part of Miera valley. It’s position is noticable between Marimón and Cotillamón, known as “las tetas de Liérganes” (the breasts of Liérganes), two small rocky hills of around 400 metres of altitude. The mountains of Gándara and Cabarga that surround it also exhibit spectacular forms due to karstic shaping.
The scarse forests in the area are due to the abundance of limestone, although there are small forests of oaks, chestnuts and ash trees. On other mounts, there are sideris ovata plants,  similar to tea species that only exist in a small area of Spain. Other species that appear in the municipality is the wild China tree, also called “Gods’ tree”, the rest are ash or walnut trees.
Along the Miera riversides, there are formations with ash, alder and willow trees. The river’s course is considered as of a Community Importance Place (LIC) being an interesting habitat point inside of Red Natura 2000. In the  river there are important trout fishing preserves, such as the one in Mirones.
In Pámanes, a pond in front of Elsedo Palace, there are two species of water lilies (white and yellow), a type of flora not common in Cantabria and the only place in which they are found together. Another site for its variety of trees is the Liérganes Spa park, with three hectares, there are Echinacea purpurea growing to almost three metres, evergreen sequoias, splendid lime trees, two big magnolia, impressive Indian chestnut trees and two Virginia tulip trees.
  • Hydraulic inventions: scattered all through the municipality there are bridges, mills and dams, the basic elements of Modern Age rural economy. The outstand Puente Mayor de Liérganes, that of La Costera, Rubalcaba and Los Carros in Pánames. The best preserved mills are the one next to Puente Mayor and the two in Casa del Ángel, in Los Prados. There are other mills and dams in the neighborhoods to Calgar and Bucarrero, in Pánames.
  • Historical and artistic ensemble: Liérganes is a place of great richness on its streets. Manor houses, palaces, churches and chapels show an age in which this town was an important socio-economic center. In civil architecture (16th to 19th c.), outstanding are the  Houses of Rañada-Rubalcaba, of Intendente Riaño, of Langre, of Setién, of El Acebo, the Manor House of Cárcoba-Rubalcaba and the Palace of La Rañada. In religious architecture of the Church of Saint Peter ad vincula (16th-17th c.), the Church of Saint Sebastian (14th-15th c.), the Chapel of El Carmen and of Saint Francis (19th c.) and the Shrine of El Cristo del Humilladero (16th c.) are all notable.
  • Movable heritage: the Palace of Elsedo in Pámanes guards an important contemporary art collection. It is composed by more than a hundred pieces from Spanish or Spain-linked artists, distributed between the garden and the residence rooms.
Although there are some small factories dedicated to cream cheese, milk products and typical sweets production, most of the populations makes their living on the tertiary sector. The most important are the touristic services dedicated to accommodation, gastronomy and the important cultural heritage of the municipality. The opening in 1862 of the Liérganes Spa was a great draw for the municipality. Fuente Santa has sulfurous waters use for medical purposes since 1670.
  • Route through the neighbourhoods in Liérganes (6 Km.): a beautiful walk around urban centre of Liérganes town, one of the best civil architectural groupings in Cantabria.
  • Hiking between Rubalcaba-La Isla (2,5 Km): not too difficult a route that goes along the Miera riverside, between remnants of local forest and 16th century bridges.
  • Trekking to “Tetas” in Liérganes” (9 Km): this route that starts in Barrio del Mercadillo has a medium difficulty and a 400 metres slope. From the top of Cotillamón and Marimón one can enjoy a great panoramic view: the central coast of Cantabria to the north, and the rough calcareous reliefs of high Miera to the south.
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