"Santillana Del Mar & Comillas" Top 5 Page for this destination Santillana by freya_heaven

Santillana Travel Guide: 72 reviews and 193 photos


The picturesque medieval town of Santilana is situated in Western Cantabria.

In 1899 the town became a National monument & it is easy to see why. the place is actually very small, but it is immaculate. Because of the time of year we visited, we pretty much had the place to ourselves. In the summer it can be packed full of tourists.

A local saying about the town is..........

"Santillana del Mar is the town of the three lies, it is not Holy, it is not flat and it does not have a sea"

I have no Idea how the town came to get its name!


Comillas is a pleasent seaside town in West Cantabria.

Perhaps the most famous place in Comillas is the Capricho de Gaudi. A summer house built for the Marquis of Comillas in 1885, designed by Gaudi

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  • Last visit to Santillana: Dec 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • ncfg's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2005 at 3:46 PM

    What a beautiful town! The Cave Drawing of Altamira seems very interesting. Nice page!

  • BluBluBlu's Profile Photo
    Sep 1, 2005 at 10:11 AM

    Those caves look interesting...even if they are replica's! Blu

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2005 at 4:39 AM

    I don't have much experience with Spain, but the area around here looks very nice! Quaint buildings too, even if things were a little quiet at that time of the year!

  • Beach_dog's Profile Photo
    Dec 11, 2004 at 1:04 PM

    I love the north of Spain towns, they always seem so medievel, but I mean that in a nice way. Lovely page :0)

  • MURRA's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2004 at 9:47 AM

    good fotos of green north spain . sunken forest we have some beavers make dam, water rises 6 feet and kills trees good moaquito breeders

  • kentishgirl's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2004 at 10:43 AM

    Another fab page here Nicola...Northern Spain is on my list for xmas...its just deciding where?!! Ali x

  • micas_pt's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2004 at 8:32 AM

    Interesting towns to visit, both Santillana and Comillas. The surrounding landscape looks beautiful.

  • kazander's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2004 at 2:54 PM

    Yet another beautiful page. We have a section of dead trees in the water not far from my house. I'll have to take some pictures to show you! q*o*p

  • circeo's Profile Photo
    May 20, 2004 at 7:58 AM

    Nice photos...greatings from i*t*a*l*y* ciao*ciao :)))

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