Santillana del Mar, third most beautiful pueblo SpainNovember 2, 2018
The small town of Santillana del Mar, known as pueblo here in Spain, It is located on the western coast of Cantabria, bordering the Cantabrian Sea and the municipalities of Suances, Torrelavega, Alfoz of Lloredo and Reocín.
This medieval town of cobblestone streets is very well preserved, where we can easily transport visitors to the medieval times, It was declared Artistic Heritage. In the village most of its inhabitants work in agriculture, livestock and, mainly, no tourism.
Santillana de Mar, He ranked third in the course conducted by the Spanish newspaper El País, the contest chose the 30 most beautiful pueblos in Spain, the county has only four thousand inhabitants.
In this small town one of the most important tourist attractions in the region, It is the Altamira Cave, considered to “Sistine Chapel” Quaternary art, is a historic city well preserved which highlights the Collegiate Church dating from the twelfth century, the building that most represents the most important jewel of Romanesque Cantabria. other buildings, as Torre de Don Borja, Torre del Merino and or Palace of Velarde, both dating from the fifteenth century, also include Casona-Palace Barreda Peredo, Villa House or Casa Bustamante, All of the eighteenth century.
Some of these mansions now house cultural institutions, as the Diocesan Museum, the sculptor Jesus Otero Museum, Santillana Foundation, one of the cultural centers of Caja Cantabria and Las Casas Eagle and Parra, They were transformed into exhibition.
Walk around this city is an attraction, for its stone streets, a good script is from the Convent of Regina Coeli, where you have the Diocesan Museum, coming from the Santo Domingo street, be lost through the medieval alleys of the pueblo of Santillana del Mar.
Soon we will publish more posts about how this beautiful pueblos.