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What to see and where to eat in Mogrovejo

It is a small village in the parish of Chameleon, in the valley of Liébana, in a very dominant high. It preserves an important set of popular Lebanese houses and some unique buildings, among which the medieval tower stands out.

The medieval tower dates from the end of the 13th century and has a square plan with square battlements. Various buildings were erected around the tower, some of which are now in ruins, among which the adjoining manor house stands out, remodeled in the 19th century and featuring a rectangular chapel and an interesting Baroque altarpiece.

Another unique building is the parish church, which is thought to date from the 17th century and has a rectangular nave with ribbed vaulting. It features a Baroque altarpiece with the Mogrovejo’s shields, highlighting the late 15th-century sculpture of a Flemish Virgin.

In addition, some large houses survive, including that of Vincent of Celis, with the coat of arms of the Estrada family, from the 16th century. The popular houses are Lebaniego houses, the upper floor of which is often open to the outside, and the walls are made of intertwined sticks and lined with adobe ceilings, delimiting a space generally dedicated to the haystacks. Some of them have access to the second floor with a staircase that has Asturian influence.

As for other popular types of buildings, it is worth noting the appearance of several semicircular bread ovens and a granary.

Mogrovejo includes Ocho neighborhoods or villages, which are currently independent population units: Mogrovejo, Redo, Los Llanos, Bárcena, Besoy, Sebrango, Llaves, and Vallejo. Mogrovejo has been included in the list of the most beautiful cities in Spain for 2020. The entire urban area of ​​Mogrovejo is a Cultural Property and has been a Historic Site since 1985.

Mogrovejo is a film city, as they say. And after you’ve seen a good movie, all you have to do is eat well. Good food is everywhere in Liébana, and of course, good food is a mandatory meal when visiting Mogrovejo.

Boiled Lebaniego

We share several restaurants and bars for dining, some in Mogrovejo itself and others in nearby towns that don’t require a lot of relocation. In the village itself, you always have a safe option: cheese, and as the name suggests, cheese is a house specialty.

There are various restaurants about a five-minute drive away at The Mills and The Levels, where you can taste the daily menu or eat à la carte. And if you don’t mind driving a little further, Espinama is about six kilometers away, at Remona Hostel, where the Cocido Lebaniego is a delight.

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