Cantabria
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Comillas: Gaudí’s El Capricho Entrance Ticket & Tour Option

1. Comillas: Gaudí’s El Capricho Entrance Ticket & Tour Option

Visit one of only three buildings designed by Gaudí outside of Barcelona, the stunning El Capricho. Choose a ticket-only option to explore on your own, or select a guided tour to dive deeper into Gaudí’s life and work. Discover this colorful mansion surrounded by sunflowers, where every detail has meaning. Enjoy access to all the exterior and interior spaces, as well as audiovisual materials and exhibitions to explain this great work of art. With the guided tour option you’ll learn more about the secrets and history of El Capricho. The tour starts outside and takes you through the mansion’s main floor. Afterwards, you’re free to explore the rest of the site on your own.

From Santander: Santillana del Mar & Altamira Museum Tour

2. From Santander: Santillana del Mar & Altamira Museum Tour

Depart from Santander at 9:30 AM and head to Santillana del Mar, a beautiful village of the Middle Ages. This village with is one of the best-known cultural and tourist centers of Cantabria. You will enjoy a walking tour along its cobbled streets until you reach its Plaza Mayor where you will see the Collegiate Church of Santa Juliana. There you will visit the museum of the local sculptor Jesús Otero. Afterward, you will have some free time to visit the Collegiate if you wish and do some shopping around. Afterward, you will head to the Altamira Museum. This museum houses a scale replica of the 'room of paintings', the so-called Neocave. This cave was declared World Heritage by Unesco in 1985. To protect its preservation, it currently allows only 5 people to visit it per week and this is the reason they created this replica from the cave. The cave is a natural cavity in the rock, with paintings dated from 35,600 years ago and it stands as one of the most important pictorial and artistic cycles of prehistoric paintings int he world.

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What people are saying about Cantabria

We really enjoyed this tour of Santillana del Mar and Altamira museum. Gabriella was a wonderful guide, informative, helpful and kind. We learnt so much about this beautiful part of the world and it’s early inhabitants. Both stops were spectacular and I would highly recommend this tour.

Super experience with a excellent guide named Bea. She really brought the house to life and her enthusiasm was contagious. Well worth the money and although there are audio guides available in the house, the experience isn't comparable to a real life guide who loves what they are doing.

The whole excursion very well the guide Clara has explained everything during the journey. The caves very well and a great guide. Highly recommended excursion.

Perfect! Another work of the genius amazes even the smallest of the house