ROUTE 5

WESTERN COAST

Known as “the village of three lies”, because it is neither “holy” nor “flat”, nor has “sea”, Santillana del Mar is a must for tourists visiting Cantabria. Santillana del Mar is, without a doubt, one of the places with the greatest historical-artistic value in Spain, to the point that everything in it is a monument. To speak of Santillana del Mar is to do it also of the Altamira Cave, qualified as the “Sistine Chapel” of prehistoric art, this cave probably contains the most famous prehistoric paintings in the world. Santillana del Mar is home to an intense cultural activity, which takes place throughout the year in its different exhibition halls and museums.

Our route continues to Comillas. In addition to its medieval and baroque buildings, Comillas stands out as one of the few places outside of Catalonia where modernist artists like Antoni Gaudí took part, being El Capricho, the work of the great architect, one of the most visited buildings in Cantabria.

Our route ends in San Vicente de la Barquera, one of the most well-known and beautiful prints of the Cantabrian coast. A place of obligatory passage in the communication between Asturias and Cantabria, its geographical location has undoubtedly favored its development as one of the preferred tourist destinations in the region.

Enjoy this route through our spectacular western coast; of its beaches, nature, monuments and gastronomy.

STAGE 1

LOS GUARDESES HOTEL / SANTILLANA DEL MAR

41,7 km · 29 min

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STAGE 2

SANTILLANA DEL MAR / COMILLAS

16,9 km · 23 min

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ETAPA 3

COMILLAS / SAN VICENTE DE LA BARQUERA

10,8 km · 16 min

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STAGE 4

SAN VICENTE DE LA BARQUERA / LOS GUARDESES HOTEL

68,5 km · 37 min

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