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This is a beautiful historic town - a bit spoilt by the tourist shops (inevitably) but looking... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Norwich, United Kingdom
Attractive old town

Santillana del Mar is known as the city of the 3 lies: it's not saint (santa), not flat (llana... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cristina p
Cuenca, Spain
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Plaza Mayor s/n, 39330, Santillana del Mar, Spain
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a beautiful historic town - a bit spoilt by the tourist shops (inevitably) but looking beyond this aspect its character etc gives a great insight into how life must have been even up to 50 years ago

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Santillana del Mar is known as the city of the 3 lies: it's not saint (santa), not flat (llana), and it doesn't have a sea (mar). However, its old town is lovely to visit, especially during low season when the narrow cobbled streets are not...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Who doesn't enjoy sitting in a tiny cafe, sipping wine, in a square filled with cobblestones and watching the local pedestrian traffic. Gorgeous flower baskets hanging from the buildings. I loved this town.

Thank Boswell4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all - the picture representing the attraction IS NOT Plaza Mayor but Collegiata de Santa Juliana. But coming back to Plaza Mayor - it's unusual because it has a triangle shape. The whole town is picteresque but the main square is not the...More

1  Thank KrisD_pl
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Santilliana is a lovely little town though a bit overrun with visitors. Plaza Mayor and they parts round the back of the church is lovely and quieter than the streets leading to the church. Great to just wander about and get a sense of an...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

Traveling to Santillana del Mar is very much like stepping back in time. The plaza was bustling and full of life, and there were many families and children everywhere.

1  Thank AdaP75
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

A stunning building basking in sunlight Many visitors came & went but the little lizards living between the stones remained un-fazed

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Wandering through the village, we naturally came across this big square. The buildings around it are begging to be photographed so we duly obliged!

1  Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Cars are a rare sight whn strolling the narrow streets of Santillana del Mar. They are generally hidden from view in the old village except for deliveries.

Thank Barbara O
Reviewed 23 April 2018

It is really amazing to see a plaza where each building has a special story going back to medieval times

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