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Collegiate Church of Santillana del Mar, Santillana del Mar

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The largest Romanesque structure on the Cantabrian coast, Collegiate Church of Santillana del Mar has allegorical columns with carvings that depict the epic struggle between good and evil. The cloister's humble size is offset by these detailed works, which are chiseled on the top of columns in the form of animals and humans. Surrounding the cloister is a town with cobblestone streets; its cafes and shops serve the many guests of the sacred monastery grounds. Outside the walls, stumble across several sarcophagi that are the final resting places of priests and nobility. Put Collegiate Church of Santillana del Mar on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Santillana del Mar vacation trip planner.
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  • Me seems a success the visit guided by a speech through the speakers. Enough information without a guide. The price of €3 seems appropriate. The capitals are wonderful and if you visit in season low, the feeling of tranquility also. Only we miss better information about the hours in which, in addition to the cloister, you can visit the Church (for the same price). We had to find out on our own. The person who sold the tickets could have it explained while paid you, there was no one waiting, and I was reading the newspaper peacefully. A little more than a willingness to work, please.
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  • Santillana should visit it out of high season, because is almost becoming a theme park, the collegiate church is very nice and quiet, but the best is the set of which it is part.
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  • Re-fuel in Santillana. I liked us and certainly worthwhile, although we saw some spider webs that they gave us the feeling that it was a bit careless.
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  • Collegiate Church of Santa juliana, probably one of the best examples of Romanesque art in Cantabria. The current building dates back to the 12th century, but this made additions and reforms of the primitive chapel that is believed dates back to the year 870. Data apart is the ultimate goal of a stroll in Santillana del mar and enjoys much sit awhile in its surroundings.
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  • Magnificent Romanesque Collegiate Church
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