Santillana del Mar – a lazy, Cantabrian journey through time

Santillana del Mar

I haven’t been here in a while… the truth is that work has completely consumed me this summer. The few free days I had in June and July were spent moving outside of Madrid and settling in. And suddenly we’re in September, and I find myself sitting in one place, just counting down the days to my next trip (albeit a short one).

At the end of the month, I’ll finally have a free weekend and we plan on spending it in our dear Cantabria. I wonder how rainy it will be this time! Regardless of the weather, I can’t wait for the trip and so that’s why I’m taking a little break from work to reminisce  about our first visit to the region and look at photos taken over a year ago.

Whilst what I most like about the northern Spain is the coast itself, its sandy beaches seperated by cliffs, Cantabria also has treasures in the form of its charming towns, of which Santillana del Mar is one of the more famous. It’s a medieval, small town with stone houses and and a well-preserved 12th century church, which you can visit.

Just look at the photos! It’s definitely worth spending a lazy half-day here, to enjoy a traditional Spanish lunch, browse around the local shops and to wander around its old streets.

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More photos from Cantabria here.

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