Things to see and do - Santillana del Mar
Santillana del Mar :
Unmissable tourist sites
Santillana del Mar Travel guide
Santillana del Mar : Michelin's recommendations
Santillana del Mar was built around the monastery that houses the relics of St Juliana. Life continues at much the same pace as in the past, where, at night, sheep, goats and cattle are brought into hundred-year-old stables, with their fine emblazoned stone façades. The famous pilgrimage here was popular with Castile's nobility. As a result, Santillana became a collegiate town in the 11C, a marquisate in the 15C, and then acquired the many fine houses that make it so charming today.
Tourist attractions Santillana del Mar : Things to see and do
pl. del Abad-Francisco-Navarro
The Collegiate Church of Santillana del Mar dates from the 12C and 13C. Although its chevet is of a very pure Romanesque design, its façade lacks a little unity. However, because of the harmonious arrangement of its bays and towers, as well as its be..
The prehistoric Altamira Caves are among the most famous in the world. Discovered in 1879, they are made up of various galleries with paintings and engravings on the walls dating back to the Solutrean age. The original caves can no longer be visited,..
In Santillana del Mar, Calle de Santo Domingo has two remarkable buildings: the house of the Marquesado de Benemejís (or Peredo Barreda Palace, 17C), which has a cultural centre, and the Villa House, with its semi-circular balconies.
Hotels Santillana del Mar
L´Dorat, 1 E - 39330 Santillana del Mar
Located in an 18th-century palace in the centre of the medieval town of Santillana del Mar, Hotel Los Infantes has elegant rooms, a restaurant and beautiful gardens. Free WiFi is available in all areas. All rooms at Los Infantes Hotel feature a clas..
Campo de Revolgo s/n E - 39330 Santillana del Mar
This traditional, friendly hotel is located in the heart of the charming town of Santillana del Mar, surrounded by trees and green, open space. The setting of Los Hidalgos, in amongst the pleasant parkland, make it ideal for families and those looki..
Santo Domingo, 1 E - 39360 Santillana del Mar
Hotel Santillana is situated a short walk from the Altamira Caves, in the charming Cantabrian town of Santillana del Mar. It features free Wi-Fi and rustic décor with beautiful period furniture. All of the rooms at Hotel Santillana feature a TV and ..
Restaurants Santillana del Mar
Jesús Otero 7 E - 39330 SANTILLANA DEL MAR
Small restaurant with attentive family management. Simple dining room with a regional feel, a seafood tank and visible kitchen. Varied à la carte and several set menus.
pl. Mayor E - 39330 Santillana del Mar
pl. de la Gándara 8 E - 39330 Santillana del Mar
Behind the stone façade a functional dining room serves the set menu and a rustic-style dining room, with an open-to-view kitchen, serves à la carte. Traditional dishes and baked fish.