A natural setting with mountains and sea
Torrelavega is the Cantabrian region's second largest town, and is situated 25 kilometres from Santander. It is outstanding for its natural surroundings. It is barely 10 minutes from the Suances coast, and very close to beautiful villages like Santillana del Mar and Comillas. Worthy of special mention in Torrelavega is the Viérnoles monumental site, with palaces and stately houses dating from the 17th-19th centuries. The Virgen Grande fiestas are celebrated in the town in mid-August, with a unique floral gala and a parade of floats. These celebrations have the Tourist Interest designation. Be sure to try "polkas", a typical local sweet made with puff pastry.