Cantabria is characterised as a land of contrasts. Its diversity of landscapes, from the Picos de Europa to the coasts bathed by the Cantabrian Sea, make the region the perfect setting for large audiovisual productions, turning many villages into authentic film villages.
Surrounded by mountains and in the heart of the Picos de Europa, you will find the small village of Mogrovejo. This little place, preserves many typical houses of the Liébana region as well as unique buildings such as its medieval tower from the 13th century, and is known as Little Switzerland . In 2016 this location became a film village thanks to its similarity to the village of Maienfeld in Switzerland, where Heidi lived with her grandfather.
For a few months, this hidden gem in the mountains of Cantabria hosted the filming of this children’s film where different sets were built, such as Peters house or Heidi’s grandfather’s house, which were perfectly integrated into the landscape.
The beauty of this place, which boasts of being a film village, together with the richness of its heritage thanks to its characteristic popular architecture with mansions from the 17th and 18th centuries have led to the village being included in the network of the Most Beautiful Villages of Spain in 2020. Furthermore, since 1985 this Cantabrian village has been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest.
Mogrovejo is located 1 hour and 30 minutes from the Hotel Cuevas, so for your visit we recommend not only to spend the day visiting the village but also to discover the region and other amazing places such as Fuente Dé cable car where you will find one of the 5 most spectacular viewpoints in Cantabria located at an altitude of over 1,800 metres above sea level.
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