©

Santillana del Mar trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Santillana del Mar

Trip Planner Europe  /  Spain  /  Cantabria  /  Santillana del Mar
(3.7/5 based on 2,200+ reviews for top 10 attractions)
Things to do: museums, historic sites, zoos & aquariums
Santillana del Mar is a historic town situated in Cantabria, Spain. Its many historic buildings attract thousands of holidaymakers every year.There is an old saying that Santillana del Mar is The Town of Three Lies, since it is neither a Saint (Santo), nor flat (llana), nor is it by the sea (Mar) as implied by its name. However, the name actually derives from Santa Juliana (or Santa Illana) whose remains are kept in the Colegiata, a Romanesque church and former Benedictine monastery.LocalitiesThe 3,983 inhabitants are distributed as follows: Arroyo, 43 pop. Camplengo, 201 pop. Herrán, 204 pop. Mijares, 124 pop. Queveda, 586 pop. Santillana del Mar, 1.108 pop. Ubiarco, 246 pop. Vispieres, 337 hab. Viveda, 1.069 pop. Yuso, 65 pop.Notable peopleSantillana (born 1952), footballerIn literatureThe protagonist of the novel Gil Blas is born in Santillana.In his philosophical novel "La Nausée", Sartre described Santillana as the prettiest village in Spain ("le plus joli village d'Espagne").
Plan the details of your Santillana del Mar holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use Spain trip itinerary maker.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Santillana del Mar

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Santillana del Mar

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Santillana del Mar:
Sightseeing, nature, beaches
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Beaches, adventure, sightseeing
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, beaches, nightlife
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Beaches, sightseeing, historic sites
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Sightseeing, nightlife, museums
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Santillana del Mar

8 days in Cantabria BY A USER FROM SPAIN April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Santillana del Mar & Santander BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Spain & Bordeaux BY A USER FROM BELGIUM September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Oviedo, Cangas de Onis & Santillana del Mar BY A USER FROM SPAIN June, culture, romantic, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Santillana del Mar, Oviedo & Cangas del Narcea BY A USER FROM SPAIN June, culture, romantic, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Spain BY A USER FROM SPAIN June, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Santillana del Mar BY A USER FROM SPAIN February, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 26 days in Spain & Portugal BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in Spain BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Spain BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, romantic, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 58 days in Spain BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 25 days in Spain BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News