Santillana del Mar is considered one of the most beautiful municipalities in Cantabria. It has a large heritage within which its old town stands out. The origin of the old town of Santillana del Mar and therefore that of the town itself, dates back to the Middle Ages. The monastery of Santa Juliana served at that time as a nucleus or central point through which the town was growing and gaining more territory, becoming the base of the old town of Santillana del Mar.
Anyone who visits the old town of Santillana del Mar can see thanks to the buildings that make it up and reflect its medieval origins. This historic center is formed by stone constructions that date largely between the fourteenth and eighteenth centuries, in addition to its cobbled floor that characterizes it and represents its medieval character. One of the most popular places within the old town is Ramón Pelayo Square where you can find important buildings such as the Tower of Don Borja, of medieval origin or the Town Hall, which has a Baroque style.
In the old town of Santillana del Mar we can also find, near the limits, the famous Collegiate Church of Sant Juliana, a building dating from the twelfth century. Inside this building are the remains of Sancta Luliana, a saint whose name derived in Santillana. Around this building large houses were built at that time that show the good economic situation that the population lived at that time.
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