We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Plaza Mayor de Ramon y Pelayo

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Plaza Mayor s/n, 39330, Santillana del Mar, Spain

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 408 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
A lovely square to enjoy

This is a lovey square with many interesting dwellings surrounding it. The Collegiate Church of Santillana del Mar, to my opinion, stands out by its hugeness and its beauty. This... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 November 2016
Robby G C
,
Toronto, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

408 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 40: English reviews
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
1,023 reviews
864 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 476 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

This is a lovey square with many interesting dwellings surrounding it. The Collegiate Church of Santillana del Mar, to my opinion, stands out by its hugeness and its beauty. This is the place where most tourists end up at. By the way, this is the biggest square in town. Nearby are leather wares and even dresses. The atmosphere here is... More 

Helpful?
Thank Robby G C
Palo Alto, California
Level Contributor
233 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We are visiting during the low season.....no crowds at all. The only large group we saw was a small group of students who were on a field trip. We were able to get a real feeling of the town and the main square, with all of the stone buildings and streets surrounding it. Wonderful!

Helpful?
Thank Sharon L
Eltham, Australia
Level Contributor
104 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

A nice place to stop for an hour or two to discover what rural Spain would have been like in Medieval times. Plenty of old buildings, restaurants and souvenirs (if you want them)

Helpful?
Thank Stevo F
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
193 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Santillana is an amazing place that feels like time has stopped, and you can really feel it in this plaza!

Helpful?
Thank LolaBarr
Aiken, South Carolina
Level Contributor
340 reviews
176 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

If you go to Santillana del Mar, you must go to the Plaza Mayor. It is the main plaza with a very nice medieval church, several shops and restaurants. Nice to sit back and watch all the tourist walk by. But nothing much else to see and do. There are a couple of museums near by to visit.

Helpful?
1 Thank Dale L
Level Contributor
314 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The Plaza Mayor is a lovely quaint plaza which gets very busy with tourists. You can sit and watch people pass all fay and enjoy lovely views of the church and down in to the town. It is a lovely relaxing area when it gets quieter.

Helpful?
1 Thank aodhanomaonaigh
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
220 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Buy a coffee and enjoy the ambience and watch the world go by. There may even be some free music. Some lovely old shops and 100s of tourists walk by

Helpful?
1 Thank Bob M
Australia
Level Contributor
320 reviews
183 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

La Colegiate de Santa Juliana is an old collegiate church erected on top an ancient monastery from the 9th century this is a tourist town nice place to walk around or have coffee and lunch.

Helpful?
1 Thank Lee S
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

The plaza and the whole town is lovely. Nice medieval streets and buildings. Beautiful Romanesque church and cloister.

Helpful?
Thank CrossingBorders04
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

The Plaza review covers the entire Santillana del Mar old town, which judging by the architectural styles has grown over many centuries. It's very touristy, with 'kiss me quick' type shops, local produce sellers and bars/restaurants. Whilst its traffic free, be aware of the cobbles streets if you have prams or mobility issues. Otherwise, it was a very unexpected find... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Shaun C

Travellers who viewed Plaza Mayor de Ramon y Pelayo also viewed

Santillana del Mar, Cantabria
 
Santillana del Mar, Cantabria
Santillana del Mar, Cantabria
 

Been to Plaza Mayor de Ramon y Pelayo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Plaza Mayor de Ramon y Pelayo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?