Liébana Jubilee Year
The largest piece of the Holy Cross (the Lignum Crucis) is kept here, which has made it a site for pilgrimage since 1512. 2017 is when the 73rd Jubilee Year shall be held. Regarded as an “Event of Exceptional Public Interest”., the ceremony involves opening the Puerta del Perdón of the monastery on 23 to worship the remains of Saint Toribio de Astorga. The Cross and the remains of the Saint are said to have miraculous and curative properties. Cantabria is the only region in the world to have two routes of pilgrimage.