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. Arrange your visit to Collegiate Church of Santillana del Mar and discover more family-friendly attractions in Santillana del Mar using our Santillana del Mar trip itinerary planner.
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  • Romanesque style of the 12th century, with additions of later centuries. It is built in sandstone Ashlar stone. It is a structure that follows the model of the Romanesque of the Camino de Santiago, in particular of Frómista. The most prominent part of the set is the cloister, at the end of the 12th century, in particular by its forty-two Romanesque capitals.
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  • This church is a pilgrimage site located in a beautiful medieval town. It has a wonderful cloister which provides displays of wall brackets and column architecture at eye level so that one can truly s...  more »
  • This church is pretty on the outside and if you pay €3 lovely on the inside too (worth the money). Doesn’t take long to look around but its place in this lovely village adds a great backdrop.  more »
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  • The beautiful ancient place of 3 lies, it's not a holy place, it's not on a flat land and it's not close to the sea. Good restaurants with nice tasty food around, nice shops to buy from and really great sights around
  • Beautiful romanic church. I'm not sure it's 100% worth it to pay admission to see the inside, but it can be admired for free from the outside.
  • A wonderful place where time has stopped
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  • Marvel of Romanesque. A must See if you go to Santillana del Mar. Every certain time, a recording will explain the different drawings of the columns of the cloister. Plus explanatory posters in the temple. Price €3. The outer Zone, impresses. You Have to see it
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