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Hotel Palacio Garcia Quijano

Located in a privileged setting, surrounded by nature and spectacular scenery, the Palacio García Quijano Hotel has an ideal location, only 18km from the Natural Park of Cabárceno and Pas Valley, 25 km from the coast and 35 km from the Cantabrian town Santander.

Cabarceno

Immersing on its karstic landscape, warmly painted with the iron notes of an ancient mine, we will discover, step by step, a big Arch of Noe.
It has all the needed infrastructure and suggesting proposals to spend a great day with family. This is why the park is one of the most important touristic resources in Northern Spain.

Cartes

Cartes is one of the Cantabrian towns that have best preserved its original medieval display: from the sunny spots and the balconies of the big houses, to the main street that is heritage from the ancient Camino Real (designed in the middle of 18th century, it used to communicate Santander and Reinosa). With Celtic origins, Cartes has on its name the concepts of “rock” and “water flow”.

Colegiata de Castañeda

Santa Cruz de Castañeda was borned in the 10th century as a Benedictine and Clunic Monastery. Later, in the 12th century, just like the monastery of Santa Juliana de Santillana del Mar, it was transformed into a collegiate church run by a canonic group from the Order of San Agustin. At this time, it was a royal big house transferred from Alfonso XI to his son don Tello in the 14th century. Later it was inherited by Manrique family.

Caprice of Gaudi

The caprice of Gaudi is the best introduction letter of Comillas to the world.
When you visit it you will discover a building full of references to the nature and with great amount of hidden symbols. With no doubt, this original and colorful palace is the hidden jewel of Gaudi.

El Soplao cave

The cave is one of the greatest wonders of geology, with an authentic paradise of speleothems (eccentrics, stalactites, stalagmite, flowstones, columns, pisolite, dog tooth, etc).

Hornos de la Peña

The cave of Hornos de la Peña is located in the forest, close to Tárriba, in the Cantabrian municipality of San Felices de Buelna. This cave was found at the beginning of the 19th century, at the same time than most of the caves with cave paintings in the Green Spain.
The figure of an anthropomorphous, a being mixing human and animal, might be the most curious the visit can see, but not the only thing. It is one of ten caves named as World Heritage in Cantabria, where you can see paintings and drawings of more than 20.000 years.

Altamira caves

The Altamira Cave is a natural cavity on the rock where is preserved one of the most important pictorial and artistic cycles of the prehistory. It is part of the ensemble Cave of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain, designated as World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Torre de Pero Niño

The Tower of Pero Niño was built at the end of 14th century and declared as Bien de Interés Cultural on October 13th in 1983. It is located in San Felices de Buelna (Cantabria, Spain) in Llano neighborhood. Nowadays is a museum that reproduces the life and époque of Pero Niño.

Suances beaches

Full of small rocky bays and beaches with wide sandy areas, these beaches are the favorites of surf lovers and for those looking for the peace of an unaltered nature. All this places have a peculiar charm.

San Vicente de la Barquera

Fishing and sailing village whose harbour was and still is the heart of the activity. It also has beautiful beaches like Oyambre and big sandy areas like Merón, little bays like Gerra, without forgetting the estuary of San Vicente, the Tostadero and Fuentes. All of them have as a common denominator its transparent water and they are almost untouched, surrounded by meadowlands, some farms and mountains.

Santander

Santander is a city to feel like home, relax and enjoy discovering its attractive, its natural beauty, its extraordinary gastronomy, the human quality of the Santanderinos, its vibrant cultural life and its abundant leisure offer. It is a city that combines an urban environment with the essential in Cantabria: beaches, landscape, nature, gastronomy and culture. The visitor can find in Santander lots of cities in one: the old and the new, the traditional and the cosmopolitan.

Besaya green way

Besaya green way is a route that connects the localities of Los Corrales de Buelna and Suances: it has 21 km long with little gradient and with no difficulties. It is designed to offer joy to cyclists of all levels and for familiar cyclo-tourism.

Pas green way

The Natural Park of Peña Cabarga and the valleys of Pas are the subject of the Pas green way, whose 34 km long you can go through by walk, horse or bike. The 15 km between Sarón and Puente Viesgo are suitable for people with reduced mobility.

The area also has a remarkable historical and cultural heritage that deserves to be discovered: the prehistorical caves of Puente Viesgo, the collegiate church of Castañeda, Gándara palace and the historical-artistic ensemble of Alcedo, among others. In the surroundings of the Pas green way, you will also find a place that was declared as World Heritage by UNESCO: Altamira cave and the Paleolithic cave paintings from Northern Spain, with Monte Castillo caves.