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There are plenty of places to see and visit in Santander. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Santander is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in Santander

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    Barco por la Ría de Treto

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The small ferry across the Ria de Treto saves you an enormous detour. It operates in shuttle mode between the port and a peninsula, which consists only of beach.

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    Comillas

    Hiking Highlight

    One of the most beautiful towns in Cantabria. Gaudí's whim and Punta de Moira are places to visit.

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    The origins of the church were a monastery from 870, in which the relics of Santa Juliana are kept.

    In the course of the 11th century, the monastery was transformed …

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    El Capricho de Gaudi

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The famous architect Antoni Gaudí has ​​hidden with this villa one of his masterpieces in the small town of Comillas.

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    Costa Quebrada

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    Costa Quebrada - Geodiversity Route
    Costa Quebrada is a stretch of coastline that constitutes a true classroom of sea and land where both teachers, in a book of stone sheets …

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    Santillana del Mar

    Hiking Highlight

    Very well preserved village center but much tourism and corresponding prices.

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    Mirador de El Cable

    Hiking Highlight

    You can take the bus from Potes to Fuente De. Just arrived at the lower cable car station you can either decide to take the cable car which takes you …

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    Acceso al Faro del Caballo

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    In the end, you will have a fantastic view, but to be able to fully enjoy it, you first have to climb down 700 steps. Even the way to the …

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    San Vicente de la Barquera has an interesting ensemble of old houses. The center of San Vicente was declared a cultural asset in Cantabria in 1987. Particularly noteworthy are the …

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    10

    Catedral de Santander

    Hiking Highlight

    The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption (Santander) is located very close to the sea and its appearance is very austere if we compare it with others of the time.

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    Centro Botín

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Here the star architect Renzo Piano has built an impressive cultural center by the water. The associated park and the harbor promenade create a special, relaxed and yet bustling area. …

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    Pico Llen - Hausberg Santander

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Quite demanding ascent, which is rewarded by a great all-round view (when you see the Picos de Europa).
    The last section in particular is brutal with up to 18% and …

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    13

    Playa de la Salvé

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    Laredo is located on one of the most beautiful bays in Cantabria. Laredo is 44 km from Santander and 52 km from Bilbao.

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    14

    Cigüenza

    Hiking Highlight

    The Catholic Church of San Martin de Tours in the municipality of Alfoz de Lloredo was built in the baroque style in the mid-18th century.

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    The Church of Santa María de la Asunción in the town and municipality of Castro-Urdiales (Spain), locally known as the Cathedral of Santa María (although not a cathedral), is a …

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    Playa de Luaña

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    A pleasant, beautiful, rural sandy beach, approx. 100 m wide, between the cliffs, a kind of lagoon. Surrounded by rolling hills and rocks. While you are in the sea, you can watch the cows graze in the surrounding fields.

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    Castro Urdiales

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Castro Urdiales has a harbor promenade, which is closed to cars and thus offers a short break. The facades of the houses on the promenade are nicely decorated. In the …

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    A remarkable and precious monastery from the XII century! Amazing the details of the pillars in the cloister and the retable! Unfortunately it would need a lot of money to …

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    19

    Parque de Mataleñas

    Hiking Highlight

    nice little park, the rest of the peninsula is a golf course

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    Ferry Santoña - Laredo

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    a small boat, does not cost much (2, -)

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