To talk about Cantabria, one must first talk about Santander. Sardinero beach is the main centre of tourism during the summer. While strolling through the area, you can stop to admire the Palacio de la Magdalena. Years ago it was the summer residence of the kings of Spain. In the city centre you also have other places to visit, such as the cathedral of Santander, the medieval streets of the city and the Mercado de la Esperanza. Near the capital, we find the park of Cabárceno where animals can roam almost freely. The great attraction is to able to see the bears up close. Come and find hotels in Cantabria!
Santillana del Mar is a village full of charming corners. Architecture, history and exquisite gastronomy make this town a must-see.
The Altamira caves are a few kilometres away. Although visiting the cave in no longer allowed, one can enter a raffle for one of the few guided tours they do a year. However, you have an alternative: you can visit Altamira's neo-cave and its museum.
Gaudí also left his mark on the coastal town of Comillas by creating the "Capricho" building. The interior can be visited even though it does not recall the modernist stereotype of the author. What's more, the design has an oriental influence, highlighting the tower as it did in the Casa Vicens.
When we think of Cantabria, we think of the coast and the sea, but in this province there are majestic mountains. We recommend that you take the cable car to witness one of the best views of the peaks of Europe.
Nearby is the Liébana Valley, where the village of Potes is located. In the area there are several activities to do, such as visiting the cheese curing cave of Bejes or the Mozarabic church of Santa Maria de Lebeña.