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Top things to do in Cantabria

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Cave of El Castillo (Puente Viesgo)
Ranked #1 of 149 attractions in Cantabria
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Nature and Parks
Owner description: The Cave of El Castillo contains a sequence of preserved cave art dating back from the Lower Paleolithic Era (about 120,000... more » Owner description: The Cave of El Castillo contains a sequence of preserved cave art dating back from the Lower Paleolithic Era (about 120,000 years ago) to the Bronze Age (about 6,000 years ago). « less
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Playa de Langre (Santander)
Ranked #2 of 149 attractions in Cantabria
Category: Beaches
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Cueva Covalanas (Ramales de la Victoria)
Ranked #3 of 149 attractions in Cantabria
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #4 of 149 attractions in Cantabria
Category: National Parks; Nature and Parks

La Magdalena Peninsula At the entrance of the bay of Santander, there is a small peninsula that is called La Magdalena. It has a beach and a park that is opened to the public, and... more »

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Playa de El Puntal (Santander)
Ranked #5 of 149 attractions in Cantabria
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #6 of 149 attractions in Cantabria
Category: Architectural Buildings; Civic Centers; Beaches
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Ranked #7 of 149 attractions in Cantabria
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #8 of 149 attractions in Cantabria
Category: Other
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Ranked #9 of 149 attractions in Cantabria
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #10 of 149 attractions in Cantabria
Category: History Museums; Museums

MUPAC, Museo de Prehistoria y Arqueología changed its location and attitude in 2013 and is now in a fantastic new modern location under the Mercado del Este (Calle Hernán Cortés... more »

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Playa de Matalenas (Santander)
Ranked #11 of 149 attractions in Cantabria
Category: Beaches
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Jardines de Piquio (Santander)
Ranked #12 of 149 attractions in Cantabria
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #13 of 149 attractions in Cantabria
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #14 of 149 attractions in Cantabria
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks

Collegiate Church of Santillana del Mar The Collegiate Church is located at the Plaza del Abad Francisco Navarro s/n. The first church constructed on this site dates to 870 and... more »

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Ranked #15 of 149 attractions in Cantabria
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #16 of 149 attractions in Cantabria
Category: Lighthouses; Geologic Formations; Parks

The Cabo Mayor (Main Peninsular) is to the west of Santander, past the golf club on the Cabo Menor (Minor Peninsular)  It is essentially a lighthouse and the peninsular beyond... more »

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Iglesia de Santa Maria de Lebena (Cillorigo de Liebana)
Ranked #17 of 149 attractions in Cantabria
  • Architectural gem 08/10/2014
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Plaza Mayor de Ramon y Pelayo (Santillana del Mar)
Ranked #18 of 149 attractions in Cantabria
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
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Ferreria de Cades (Herrerias)
Ranked #19 of 149 attractions in Cantabria
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #20 of 149 attractions in Cantabria
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks

  Capricho de Gaudi    Address: Barrio Sobrellano, s/n, 39520 Comillas, Cantabria   Tel: 942-720-365   The building was ordered by Maximo Diaz, related to the wife of the Marques... more »

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Ranked #21 of 149 attractions in Cantabria
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: The hermitage, which only opens for mass and for the annual celebrations, is a very simple building that was constructed in... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Ranked #22 of 149 attractions in Cantabria
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks

The Universidad Pontificia sits on top of the La Cardosa Hill. This was where Antonio Lopez, the Marques de Comillas, wanted to train and educate young priests from poor families... more »

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Puerto Chico (Santander)
Ranked #23 of 149 attractions in Cantabria
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Marinas
Owner description: Puerto Chico (Little Harbor) is the very core of Santander, from earlier times when it was the home of the city's fishing... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Ranked #24 of 149 attractions in Cantabria
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #25 of 149 attractions in Cantabria
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
This 17th-century monastery contains what is reputed to be a splinter from Christ's cross.
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Comillas' Beach (Comillas)
Ranked #26 of 149 attractions in Cantabria
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #27 of 149 attractions in Cantabria
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks

  Sobrellano Palace    Address: Calle Palacio de Sobrellano, s/n   Antonio Lopez was the first Marques de Comillas and was the richest man in Spain in the 19th century, having... more »

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Museo y Cuevas de Altamira (Santillana del Mar)
Ranked #28 of 149 attractions in Cantabria
Category: Museums

Tel: 942-818-815  Web:  Museum Hours: May to October: Tuesday to Saturday: 9.30 to 20.00 h. Sundays and holidays: 9.30 to 15.00 h. November to April: Tuesday to Saturday: 9.30 to... more »

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Playa del Camello (Santander)
Ranked #29 of 149 attractions in Cantabria
Category: Beaches
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Playa Galizano (Galizano)
Ranked #30 of 149 attractions in Cantabria
Category: Beaches
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