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The town with the most famous cave paintings in Europe: welcome to Santillana del Mar

The town with the most famous cave paintings in Europe: welcome to Santillana del Mar

The town of Cantabria has picturesque streets with unique establishments and historical buildings that you cannot miss: from relics of the 19th century. XV to archaeological finds that have marked history.

There is a general belief about traveling: you must leave the country to have a good vacation (and the further away the better). The allure of the unknown makes everything new exciting, and consequently, in “better”. A pasta dish from two restaurants may taste the same, but if one is on the other side of the world, it will automatically seem better. Spain is a country rich in history, culture, gastronomy… but we believe that we can only find diversity in remote countries, when in reality, every corner of the country holds equally valuable treasures such as Santillana del Mar.

Santa Justa Beach

This beach is small, about 100 meters long, but Its beauty makes this picturesque place a gem, despite its small size. Like true treasures, the beach is hidden, and must be reached through a steep path that adds adventure to the experience. Apart from its charm, Santa Justa beach is interesting for its anticline fold: a natural structure formed by the combination of tectonic forces and erosion, thus creating an arch of rock that rises above the beach line. This phenomenon offers un testimony of geological processes over time.

Santa Justa beach offers a very peculiar landscape.

As if this were not enough, you can also appreciate the Hermitage of Santa Justaa small chapel century XVI which is located in a cliff cave and offers stunning views of the sea.

Collegiate Church of Santa Juliana

There are no remains of the monastery that was built to repopulate the area in the 12th centurybut in its place lies a Romanesque style church where pilgrims pass through on the Camino de Santiago. About 1425the abbot of Santo Torino donated a relic of Lignum Crucis so that pilgrims could worship her during the Camino de Santiago.

The Collegiate Church of Santa Juliana is a must-see in Santillana.

In addition to the places of interest, walking through the colorful streets of Santillana del Mar It is a good plan, since it is full of Curious craft shops to visit: furniture, bags, ceramics, shoes, ice cream… There is a wide variety of products that can be found in these unique stores.

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