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Collegiate Church of Santillana del Mar

Calle Hornos 20, 39330, Santillana del Mar, Spain
+34 639 83 05 20
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This 11C Romanesque church is the main feature of Santillana del Mar. Although not the prettiest of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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Lovely Romanesque church with cloister

You can read the history of this building in the bones of its architecture. It's a fascinating... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
Kate S
Tasmania, Australia
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Calle Hornos 20, 39330, Santillana del Mar, Spain
+34 639 83 05 20
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This 11C Romanesque church is the main feature of Santillana del Mar. Although not the prettiest of churches, you really get a sense of the age of the church. The Cloisters have some interesting stone artefacts and lovely columns. The stone coffin of Saint Juliana...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

You can read the history of this building in the bones of its architecture. It's a fascinating read! The cloister has some artefacts to browse and the church has several historic pieces including a lovely C17th high altar. No info in English, though, so taake...More

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 29 September 2017

You enter this church via the Cloisters which are really interesting. The capitals on the many columns are all intricately carved and all differ, some are just architectural designs but others depict religious or hunting scenes etc. It is very peaceful and calm as you...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

I am biting my nails off that we did not manage to get inside. Medieval town seekers - this is one of your ultimate destination. This place dates back to year 870... get your butts here... just not all at the same time... please!

Thank Anton_Oksana
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Walking through the cloisters before entering the church was very restful. The church was obviously still used and well loved.The windows (made of thin stone or marble) were splendid.

Thank dritherdon
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Strolling round in a dream in this lovely little place, calm and serene. Great views from up the hill, lots of shady places to take in the atmosphere. Fine dining all around. Many roafs look pedestrianised but most hotel parking areas are hidden away up...More

Thank lollybird
Reviewed 6 September 2017

It was a monastery and a church, and it remains intact. The importance of this one is that there is a lot of tombs made out of stone, probably belonging to royal families and/or very influencing people in town.

Thank Salvador H
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Worth the detour this place. true romanessque architecture offering some ffine photo-opportunities and beautiful sculture work. Small but fine

Thank werdlerswereld
Reviewed 1 September 2017

We lived in Santillana during the 1980's and this Catholic church was still active then. They have the relics of Saint Juliana on display and the front of the altarpiece is pure Mexican silverwork.

Thank nmph2017
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This church has a very beautiful cloister with very interesting carvings in the colunms. There is also a good sound system explaing the sculptures.

Thank lacba
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