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Comillas is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and famous of Cantabria, a magnificent architectural complex surrounded by a natural environment and landscape of emergency.

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Comillas

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The town, declared a historic-artistic, is known by the nickname of “Villa of the archbishops, as in his town who were born five prelates over age Madia took several dioceses.
Noteworthy is the magnificent architecture and ancestral mansions with their shields, own lineage of the time.
Its cobbled streets, squares and invite you to discover every corner of the town, reporting to the visitor a feeling of peace and serenity.

In the middle is the town square, surrounded by houses with extensive views, next to City Hall and the parish church of San Cristobal, whose construction dates from the seventeenth century. In the town center, Piazza del Corro noted Campi, where you will find the main bars and restaurants of the town, busy in summer, and a little farther from the Plaza of Three Caños, with tower and houses spacious sunny where we must mention the source of air marked modernist.

The monumental Comillas stems under the patronage of Antonio Lopez, the first Marqués de Comillas, who got in the summer of 1881 King Alfonso XII to spend their holidays in the village, thus becoming the place chosen by the aristocracy as a tourist center summer. This allowed the Catalans to important modernist architects of the time it made much of his works, thus giving it a set of extraordinary beauty.

Palace Sobrellano. Great building, also called Palacio del Marqués de Comillas, since it was built in the same place where his home is located, being designed by the Catalan architect Juan Martorell. Neo-Gothic, part of the furniture was Cascante idea, speaking also on the artistic Lorens painter and sculptor Joan Roig. Jointly with the style palace, the chapel vault is characterized by hair marble mausoleums. Part of the furniture was designed by Gaudi. Visiting hours are from 10.30 until July 13,30 and 16 to 19.30 (Closed Monday and Tuesday). July to September 9 from 10 to 21 hours. The fare is 3 euros and 3 euros Palace Chapel. Phone: 942720339

Universidad Pontificia. Impressive building that dominates the town from the west, is one of the most representative of the village. The ornamental details, as well as access to the home were designed by the architect Doménesch.

“El Capricho” Gaudi. Declared a historic-artistic monument in 1969, is a beautiful building in the arabesque style that highlights her porch with large columns with ceramic decorations of its walls.

The cemetery. Topped by the magnificent works of sculpture The Angel of Joseph Llimona exterminator, overlooking the ruins of the old Gothic monastery, one of the finest details of the landscape of Comillas.

Monument to the Marquis de Comillas. Doménech work, was erected in 1980, located on a hill, from which dominates the village with excellent sea views.

Playa de Comillas. Fine golden sand, the beach of Comillas is located in the town center. Awarded the distinctive blue flag, has all kinds of services.
Is located very close to the natural environment Oyambre, near the estuary of Rabies. This is one of the best preserved beaches of the region, highlighting its dunes, surrounded by a landscape of incredible beauty.
The entire coastline of Comillas is ideal for water sports such as diving, sailing, racing drifters, windsurfing.
You can also opt for fishing bait in the steep cliffs surrounding the town.
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