Cantabria: spectacular scenery
Come to Cantabria in northern Spain, and enjoy a holiday with lovely scenery, delicious food, fascinating art and architecture, and fantastic sandy beaches.
Spend a great day with the family at Cabárceno, where you'll find animals from all over the world living in semi-freedom. Imagine taking a walk accompanied by ostriches, lions and jaguars, or learning to fish for trout.
We suggest spending a day strolling round its charming harbour, swimming at its beaches with their clear waters, and exploring its historic centre. The 'Capricho' monument by the architect Antonio Gaudí is always a surprise to visitors.
Stroll around the harbour area and Avenida Reina Victoria, explore the historic quarter, and visit buildings like the Town Hall and the cathedral. And to recharge your batteries the best idea is to go for a swim at the popular beach of El Sardinero.
The Pisueña, Pas and Miera valleys form one of the loveliest areas in Cantabria. Here you'll see rocky formations standing up to 30 metres high, you'll be able to go deep into prehistoric caves and see representations of cave art.©
Turismo de Cantabria
At the Cantabrian Maritime Museum you can discover all the secrets of the underwater and nautical world. Enormous modern aquariums will reveal details of man's relationship with the sea, and where you can find out about the everyday life of a fisherman.
Prepare to savour exquisite barnacles, crabs and spider crabs, in addition to a wide variety of cheeses. And don't miss the sweets and pastries such as the famous 'sobaos' and 'quesadas pasiegas' (cheesecake).
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