Things to do in Cantabria, Spain: The Best Sights & Landmarks

May 26, 2021 Chanda Heide

Cantabria (/kænˈtæbriə/, /-ˈteɪ-/; Spanish: [kanˈtaβɾja]) is a historic Spanish community and autonomous community with Santander as its capital city. It is bordered on the east by the Basque Autonomous Community (province of Biscay), on the south by Castile and León (provinces of León, Palencia and Burgos), on the west by the Principality of Asturias, and on the north by the Cantabrian Sea (Bay of Biscay).
Restaurants in Cantabria

1. Palacio Real de La Magdalena

Avenida de La Reina Victoria s/n, 39005 Santander Spain +34 942 20 30 84 [email protected] http://palaciomagdalena.com
Excellent
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4.5 based on 2,551 reviews

Palacio Real de La Magdalena

Reviewed By Zugersee53 - Nicosia, Cyprus

Great outside walk around the building with excellent views in all directions. A must to participate on the guided tours inside the building. Guided tour is in Spanish.

2. Parque de Cabo Mayor

Avenida del Faro s/n, 39012 Santander Spain http://www.puertosantander.es/farocabomayor
Excellent
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4.5 based on 552 reviews

Parque de Cabo Mayor

Reviewed By HappySharingCompany - Altorf, France

Cabo Mayor Semaphore is a reminder of the Fiterra one in a smaller size it offers a beautiful sightseeing view on the Mouros Islands and as in Fisterra 260 degrees sea view. deligthed in early evening to watch the Sunset. Happy Sharing Happy Outside

3. Monasterio de Santo Toribio de Liebana

Spain +34 942 73 05 50 http://www.santotoribiodeliebana.com/
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4.5 based on 208 reviews

Monasterio de Santo Toribio de Liebana

This 17th-century monastery contains what is reputed to be a splinter from Christ's cross.

Reviewed By melindal514

We loved this stop outside of Potes. We all speak Spanish, so we were able to enjoy the tour in Spanish by the Padre. It was fascinating to learn a bit of history of the monastery and the relics.

4. Ermita de la Virgen del Mar

San Roman, 39012 Santander Spain
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4.5 based on 210 reviews

Ermita de la Virgen del Mar

The hermitage, which only opens for mass and for the annual celebrations, is a very simple building that was constructed in the 17th century to house the statue of Nuestra Señora del Mar (Our Lady of the Sea), Santander's much-loved patron saint.

5. Puerto Chico

Zona Maritima, s/n, 39004 Santander Spain http://santanderspain.info/1-la-bahia
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4.5 based on 331 reviews

Puerto Chico

Puerto Chico (Little Harbor) is the very core of Santander, from earlier times when it was the home of the city's fishing fleet. Pleasure craft moor here today and it offers splendid views of the bay and access to the Palacio de Festivales de Cantabria.

6. Cobreces

Torrelavega Spain +34 942 72 50 55 http://www.monasterioviaceli.com/abadia-de-viaceli-queso-trapa
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4.5 based on 52 reviews

Cobreces

7. El Capricho de Gaudi

Barrio Sobrellano S/N, 39520, Comillas Spain +34 942 72 03 65 [email protected] http://www.elcaprichodegaudi.com/
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4.5 based on 3,052 reviews

El Capricho de Gaudi

The Caprice is a palace designed by the amazing architect Antoni Gaudí i Cornet and is considered to be one of the jewels of European Modernism. While exploring the interior, exterior and the gardens, you will discover a work of great colour, inspired in nature and full of symbolism.

Reviewed By FactotumDellaCitta - London, United Kingdom

This little architectural gem in the coastal town of Comillas, is well-maintained and easy to tour. We enjoyed walking through the house and the grounds, including the excellent explanatory materials.

8. Calle de Juan Infante

Calle Juan Infante, Santillana del Mar Spain +34 696 57 10 79
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4.5 based on 217 reviews

Calle de Juan Infante

9. Plaza Mayor de Ramon y Pelayo

Plaza Mayor s/n, 39330, Santillana del Mar Spain +34 639 83 05 20 http://santillanadelmarturismo.com
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4.5 based on 770 reviews

Plaza Mayor de Ramon y Pelayo

Reviewed By 598marisap - Dallas, United States

This is a beautiful main square in Santillana del Mar. The town is just incredible, it is just like going back to the Middle Ages. It is surrounded by the Borja Tower, the town hall, and several picturesque houses. Everything is cobblestone, so I highly recommend to comfortable shoes.

10. Colegiata de Santillana del Mar

Plaza las Arenas 1A, 39330, Santillana del Mar Spain +34 639 83 05 20 http://www.santillana-del-mar.com/espanol/colegiata.htm
Excellent
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4.5 based on 883 reviews

Colegiata de Santillana del Mar

Reviewed By 598marisap - Dallas, United States

This is a beautiful church built in the 12th century. It is a Romanesque style temple with three naves and a magnificent tower. It also hosts a cloister, but I could not see it. I went to the Collegiate for mass at 8.00 p.m. The priest was really nice and friendly.

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