6 Sights in Santillana del Mar, Spain (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Santillana del Mar, Spain. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 6 sights are available in Santillana del Mar, Spain.

1. Casa-Torre de Calderón de la Barca

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The house-tower of the Calderón de La Barca is located in Viveda, Cantabria and is composed of a medieval fortified tower of the twelfth century enlarged in the fifteenth, and a mountain palace of the seventeenth century, built by the Calderón de Oreña family, who here changed the surname to Calderón de la Barca, whose most famous bearer was the great writer. It was declared a historic-artistic monument in 1982, becoming an asset of local interest declared in 2002.

Wikipedia: Casa-torre de los Calderón de La Barca (ES)

2. Cave of Altamira

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Cave of Altamira Museo de Altamira y D. Rodríguez / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Cave of Altamira is a cave complex, located near the historic town of Santillana del Mar in Cantabria, Spain. It is renowned for prehistoric cave art featuring charcoal drawings and polychrome paintings of contemporary local fauna and human hands. The earliest paintings were applied during the Upper Paleolithic, around 36,000 years ago. The site was discovered in 1868 by Modesto Cubillas and subsequently studied by Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola.

Wikipedia: Cave of Altamira (EN)

3. Ermita de Santa Justa

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Santa Justicia Winter Palace on Santa Justicia Beach, ubiarco terminology is a semi-excavated building on anticlinal rock. On November 12, 2010, he was declared a local interest in the real estate category. It has only two masonry walls, all of which are connected to the cliff except for a water tile cover.

Wikipedia: Ermita de Santa Justa (Ubiarco) (ES)

4. Museo Nacional y Centro de Investigación de Altamira

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The National Museum and Research Center of Altamira, also known as Altamira Museum, is a center dedicated to the conservation of, research into and the sharing of information about the cave of Altamira in Santillana del Mar, named a World Heritage Site by Unesco.

Wikipedia: National Museum and Research Center of Altamira (EN)

5. Torre de San Telmo

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The wall of the tower of San Telmo is the ruin of an old medieval watchtower located on a cliff next to the beach of Santa Justa, near Ubiarco. It dates from the fourteenth century. On the cliff on which it is located, the Hermitage of Santa Justa also stands.

Wikipedia: Torre de San Telmo (Cantabria) (ES)

6. Castillo de Vispieres

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Vispieres Castle is the remains of an early medieval tower located at the top of the Vispieres peak, in the homonymous town, within the municipality of Santillana del Mar. Of this fortified tower there are only remains of the walls.

Wikipedia: Castillo de Vispieres (ES), Inscription


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