It is the second largest population of Cantabria, located within 25 km of Santander on the motorway.
Is marked by a crossroads, where he concluded the main roads in the region. This town is the start of the new motorway access to the plateau, which has improved communications in a fundamental way for all Cantabria. It also crosses the road there Bilbao-Oviedo.


It is an important city that has all sorts of services in recent years has improved its image in an impressive way.

Attractions

Torrelavega has a long history that has left the city an artistic heritage from which we can highlight the neo-Gothic church of La Asunción (1892) and the Virgin Grande, contemporary work opened in 1964.
It also highlights the monumental complex of Viérnoles, composed of palaces and houses of the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries.
And among civil architecture, highlight the building housing City Hall, Demetrio Herrero Palace, built in 1888.
In the streets and squares of this town have been recovered and leisure parks, with new squares, avenues and pedestrian streets where we will find a superb range of shops.
The parks Italian and bisected, have graced the banks of two rivers that converge there (Saja and Besaya).
Also worth visiting the park Manuel Barquin which has a nice variety of tree species, some of which are centuries old.
The city has a very good range of markets and fairs, among which we highlight the National Cattle Market, whichis the first in Spain, and since 1973 takes place every Wednesday the largest cattle market in Spain; to attending producers and visitors from all over Spain.

It is very close to the beaches of Cantabria (Suances, Liencres), and likewise to other major tourist villages as Comillas and Santillana del Mar. Also we will get closer to nature, visiting the nearby Valley of Besaya to enjoy the mountain.
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Holidays

The most important festivals of the city are those of the Virgin Grande Interesting Regional Tourism, held in the first half of August. Its main event is the Gala Floral, which is a splendid and massive parade floats.

Information obtained from www.cantabriarural.com