Abandoned Barns in the Villages of the Picos de Europa

In the tiny villages high up in the Picos de Europa of northern Spain, the barns look very different from barns I am used to.

A dog zealously guarding his master’s barn in Pembes.
A Dog Guarding a Barn in a Village in Picos de Europa, Spain The village of Brez had stone barns galore.
Stone barn in the mountain village of Brez in the Picos de Europa, SpainStone barn in a village in the Picos de Europa of Northern SpainStone barn in the mountain village of Brez in the Picos de Europa, Spain An old door helps keep out the drafts, well sort of.
A Stone Barn in a Village in Picos de Europa, SpainThere are some interesting construction techniques on these old stone buildings. And it turns out these old barns only look abandoned.
A Barn in a Village in Picos de Europa, SpainMoo!Cow in Barn in Picos de Europa Map of showing the string of tiny villages we visited between Potes, where we were staying, and Fuente Dé where we went up into the Picos de Europa via the teleférico.
Map of Potes to Fuente Dé in the Picos de Europa, Spain

 

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