Disfruta del turismo rural en Cantabria en la Posada rural el Remanso, cerca de Cabarceno y Santander




 On the west coast of Cantabria:

Comillas Cantabria

 Placed 40 minutes far from the Inn, Comillas is undoubtedly one of the most known and visited of the western coast of Cantabria. Requiered reference for travellers, it is close to localities as important as Santillana del Mar, San Vicente de la Barquera, Torrelavega city and about 48 km far from the City of Santander.

It was emigration, people who did fortune in America with their later return and the Catalan modernism, the makers of the transformation of Comillas during the 19th century; mirrored by its peculiar architecture in which samples of the Neogothic art coexist together with the neoarabic and neomudejar.

Tourism in Comillas:

Indeed, Comillas is an excellent and outstanding set in Cantabria, its carefully taken beauty; every work takes its space as a part of everything, undoubtedly The Villa is a required appointment for the choosiest tourist, and an experience for the senses. Comillas, noble and aristocratic villa, is seated on soft hills that flank one of its more beautiful natural treasures, the beautiful beach and its charming port. However, the whole beauty of this municipality is not in its exterior, the beauty moves also to the underground world, as it is shown by the caves of The Meaza, with Palaeolithic 14.000 years old cave paintings.

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 They were discovered at the beginning of the 20th century, about 1907. Besides, it is necessary to join the finds in its territory like the archaeological site of a medieval castle in Peñacastillo. From posterior epochs and perfectly integrated into its environment, the graveyard (located on the ruins of a church of the 15th century) is one of the most peculiar symbols, led by the Llimona's excellent modernist sculpture: "El Angel".

During the middle ages, Comillas, with very little population, had as its main economic sources the activity of its small fishing port, agriculture and cattle farming.

Due to its proximity to Santillana del Mar, it took little time to belong to the authorities of the Marquises of Santillana, as consequence of the above mentioned, times of twitch were lived in clear conflict of interests. Its Gothic church is today part of the beautiful graveyard of the villa declared Good of Cultural Interest. But it was at the end of the century XIX when a rich Landowner, who owned important shipping and tobacco companies in Barcelona after his period in America, who gave a 360 degrees spin to the Villa of Comillas. His name is Don Antonio Lopez Lopez and after supporting financially to the Royal family on Cuba, the King nominated him Marquis of Comillas.

In the zone known in Comillas as Sobrellano, the Marquess of Comillas built his palace, Neogothic styling. Its design was carried out by Martorell and Domenech i Muntaner. Close to the palace, there is a pantheon chapel of the same style, and very close, the modernist palace of the brilliant Catalan architect Antonio Gaudí, known as "Gaudí's caprice". From the top of the  Cardosa, just in front of "The Caprice", we can watch an impressive building which nowadays is the University Pontificia, of Neogothic style with Mudejar influence. Its construction was also financed by the Marquess of Comillas and it is unique for its characteristic reddish colour and its monumental set.

Its beautiful beaches:

The singular beauty of its coves, the incomparable outlooks of these coastal landscapes and the ecological interest of its coast, which is included in Oyambre's nature reserve, turn Comillas into one of the most attractive coastal populations in Cantabria.