Highlighting the way, Santillana del Mar, Cantabria, Spain

Santillana del Mar, Spain

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A Medieval leg stretch

As part of our 2016 Spanish road trip we were heading from our first stopover of Bilbao towards Oviedo, but as we never really like to use the motorways (unless necessary) we were travelling west along the CA-131.

Ayuntamiento & Torre de Don Borja, Santillana del Mar, Cantabria

After only about 19 miles (30km) outside Santander you come across the wonderful Medieval town of Santillana del Mar, in Cantabria.

A helpful guide

I love nothing more than planning a trip and so often I use the DK Eyewitness books.  I find them extremely informative, easy to follow and the pictures and maps tempt you into discovering more.

We used this version of the book to plan the northern part of our Spanish road trips.

Camino de Santiago

This picturesque route is also part of the Camino de Santiago trail, along which many a pilgrim has wandered.

Highlighting the way, Santillana del Mar, Cantabria, Spain

This is a delightful town to go and explore and if you are travelling there by car the parking is free, so there is really no excuse not to stop.

The watering hole, Santillana del Mar, Cantabria, Spain

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Cobbled streets

This town dates back to the Middle Ages and immediately on strolling in, you are walking upon cobbles many have trodden before.

The cobbled lanes of Santillana del Mar, Cantabria, Spain

Wind your way through the picturesque streets and you will be greeted by the collegiate church of Santa Juliana, which was erected over the ancient monastery.

Colegiata de Santa Juliana, Santillana del Mar, Cantabria, Spain

Visual stroll

Taking you on a short visual journey, you can see some of the wonderful architecture that has been lovingly preserved.

The wonderful buildings of Santillana del Mar, Cantabria, Spain
Torre de Don Borja, Santillana del Mar, Cantabria, Spain
Casa de Los Villa, Santillana del Mar, Cantabria, Spain

Why not?

Start creating your own Spanish adventure and discover its historical towns and cities for yourself, easyJet & British Airways are just a couple of options.

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Oviedo, but it's certainly worth staying if you're in the rgion, and you have the time.

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Santillana del Mar, Spain

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