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It really is so very easy to decry places like this simply because they are full of tourists, and I wonder if the people who read and write these reviews sometimes forget that they are also tourists, and certainly viewed as such when they visit villages like this. Perhaps we…
It runs right through the middle of the town, there are shops, artisanal workshops restaurants and a museum. Keep heading up this street and you hit the Colegiata de Santa Juliana. This street is packed full of tourists but if you bear with the crowds it really is pretty and…
Why bother? Because it IS a pretty village. OK, there are many other pretty villages in the world, perhaps. But if you're in Cantabria, it is definitely worth a visit. You don't like the "tourists". Stay here for a few days, get to know the people. Oh, and I hope you speak their…
Calle de Santo Domingo is one of the main streets of Santillana del Mar. It is where the Diocesan Museum is located. The street is usually crowded with tourists.
It may be the "most beautiful village in Spain" but it is stuffed full of tourists and shops that want to separate them from their money. Vilagges like this are two a penny in France, so why bother?