2. Santander: Comillas, modernist architecture & Gaudi
On this tour, you will discover the only modernist town of Cantabria, Comillas. Thanks to a series of historical buildings constructed by famous Catalan architects like Antonio Gaudí, this elegant town is a model of Catalonian modernism and it also encompasses all of the elements necessary to satisfy any tourist or lover of modernist architecture.
Our way to Comillas will take us about 50 minutes, we will profit to enjoy the views over the Cantabrian landscape and learn about the figure of Antonio Lopez y Lopez, the person behind many of the most important constructions in town.
Once in Comillas, you will enjoy a guided visit to the Old Main Seminar of Comillas, you will be surprised by the size and details of the construction of this building. During this visit, we will have the opportunity to visit the breathtaking part of the church that is currently under renovation.
Our next stop will be to visit the "Capricho de Gaudí". This is a villa built by the famous Catalan architect Antonio Gaudí, it is in fact one of his few constructions out of Catalonia. You will love the shapes, colors, and materials that Gaudí used to make this unique building that undoubtedly bears his stamp.
Before leaving, you will enjoy a scenic drive through the town to see the Palace of Sobrellano with its Chapel, the Old Cemetery with its magnificent sculpture in the “Ángel Exterminador”, and the beautiful beach and little port of Comillas.