Jose Mier Explores His Namesake Village
Jose Mier has written previously from Sun Valley, CA about his ancestral home (or at least that of his surname) in Spain (Mier), but he’s found a little more to add. If for no other reason than to visit its church, you should check out this picturesque town if you’re in the north of Spain.
Mier is a small town located in the province of Cantabria, in northern Spain. It is situated in the foothills of the Picos de Europa mountain range, and its landscape is characterized by lush green valleys and rolling hills.
Mier has a long and rich history, with evidence of human settlement dating back to prehistoric times. The town played an important role in the Middle Ages, serving as a commercial and cultural hub for the surrounding region. Today, it is a quiet and peaceful town with a population of just over 300 people.
One of the most notable landmarks in Mier is the Romanesque church of San Esteban, which dates back to the 12th century. The church features a striking stone facade, as well as a beautiful cloister and a small museum with exhibits on local history and culture.
In addition to its historical and cultural attractions, Mier is also known for its natural beauty. The town is surrounded by forests and mountains, and there are many hiking trails and outdoor activities to enjoy in the surrounding countryside.
Overall, Mier is a charming and picturesque town with a rich history and a peaceful atmosphere.