Very few areas in Spain can boast a history as unique and solid as the one that the region of Las Merindades treasures. Its archaeological, historical and artistic heritage is so abundant that it is impossible to express it in these few lines.

From the earliest remains found in Ojo Guareña -a cave with prehistoric footprints and a sanctuary with Paleolithic paintings-, to the dolmens of Huidobro, Busnela and Porquera de Butron, through to the well-preserved Roman roads,-especially Mena Valley-, to a series of Visigoths temples and some of the largest hermitage settlements from the middle ages -Presillas de Bricia being the best-. For centuries and centuries all the tribes in the Iberian Peninsula have been leaving their own track in this land, planting the seeds of the Castile Kingdom first, and the Spanish Empire later.