This medieval town is one of the most visited ones in Cantabria. Despite its small size it has a lot to offer, starting with the monuments and buildings of the town, which are all outstanding. Furthermore one of the oldest caves with ancient rock paintings was discovered here, attracting many tourists. The cave is called ‘Cave of Altamira’, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, showing rock paintings of a kind, first discovered in history.

Region: Cantabria

Pilgrims of the Way of St James pass through Cantabria, with Santander the capital of the autonomous community The area is called the ‘Green Spain’, due to its rather wet oceanic climate and the thereby created natural green zones. Cantabria has a lot more to offer than some nice beaches (actually a total number of about 60 beaches!). The area also has some mountain peaks surround the area, giving its visitors the opportunity to climb up and view the beautiful coastline. Furthermore caves can be explored with paintings more than 20.000 years old.