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Santillana del mar, Cantabria

Colegiata of Santillana del Mar

Santillana del Mar is 30 km far from Santander and it is an “alive museum” of a medieval village developed around the “Santa Juliana” collegiate church, although most of the houses were built between the XIV century and the XVIII one. The whole Santillana can only be visited on foot.
You can walk north through the village by Santo Domingo Street, that becomes soon two streets in a “Y” bifurcation: Juan Infante St., that leads to the Ramon Pelayo´s Square, and the other one called Carrera. At the end of the street you can find the “Colegiata” (Saint Juliana´s collegiate church), the most important religious monument of the Romanesque in Cantabria.
Built over an old hermitage in the XII century, it has got a three apse ground plan, transept and three naves. In the main façade there is a triangular pediment with the martyr’s image, and above it, a gallery with fifteen arcs framed by three towers, of them cylindrical. The cloister is leaned against the north nave, and it is considered as the master piece of the whole, because of the excellent engraving of its capitals.
t3%2f48%2f614948%2f4%2f95491710.iY1nVPIO.jpg the old Lady in the balcony.
the old Lady in the balcony.
un balcon.
un balcon.
Santillana del mar, Cantabria
Santillana del mar, Cantabria
t3%2f48%2f614948%2f4%2f95805468.PXyX7cPx.jpg Casa Herran.
Casa Herran.
Casa Herran.
Casa Herran.
t3%2f48%2f614948%2f4%2f95848430.7I7riLiK.jpg
t3%2f48%2f614948%2f4%2f95779681.IYYQOZcG.jpg t3%2f48%2f614948%2f4%2f95782676.kpUHajp4.jpg blason
blason
t3%2f48%2f614948%2f4%2f95840544.GrdoaRfg.jpg
t3%2f48%2f614948%2f4%2f95846052.dXQQmiyS.jpg t3%2f48%2f614948%2f4%2f95778201.wOiEwGVx.jpg Santillana del mar,
Santillana del mar,
Santillana del mar,
Santillana del mar,
no, it's not ireland.
no, it's not ireland.
green Spain
green Spain
Santillana del mar,
Santillana del mar,
Santillana del mar,
Santillana del mar,
Santillana del mar,
Santillana del mar,
t3%2f48%2f614948%2f4%2f96552637.OnFGsMbH.jpg flor de calabacín
flor de calabacín
La Colegiata, Santillana del Mar.
La Colegiata, Santillana del Mar.
La Colegiata
La Colegiata
the cloister
the cloister
t3%2f48%2f614948%2f4%2f95931481.j5E3iZF4.jpg columns.
columns.
the cloister. 2
the cloister. 2
details
details
t3%2f48%2f614948%2f4%2f96519010.eIaBWC98.jpg La Colegiata, Santillana del mar
La Colegiata, Santillana del mar
t3%2f48%2f614948%2f4%2f95866859.1wusSQqR.jpg the old door.
the old door.
La Colegiata
La Colegiata