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Collegiate Church of Santillana del Mar

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Address: Calle Hornos 20, 39330, Santillana del Mar, Spain
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+34 639 83 05 20
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Very old and peaceful

This is a small church, very old and not in any way ornate. It is however well worth visiting if you are in town.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Devon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small church, very old and not in any way ornate. It is however well worth visiting if you are in town.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We were looking forward to visit this church/monastery. We had to pay a small fee to enter it. At first we saw the cloister that looked quite beautiful. Inside the church, it was quite peaceful. Everyone was quiet and enjoying this place. A few minutes later, a nun came with a group and explained all the splendors of this place... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Santillana derives its name from the church of Santa Juliana. The cloister has some wonderful columns. The church is a beautiful structure. There's a museum containing historical items. You park at the lot at the entrance to the town and walk down a cobblestone street loaded with souvenir shops, local food specialty shops, and hotels to the Colegiata which is... More 

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Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

we literally spent 15mins in total. nothing was in english, not self-explanatory. no other tourist except us during our time there, guessed we were the only silly ones to even bother

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

First of all, Santillana del Mar is a drop-dead gorgeous, medieval town. More and more people are discovering this gem of a town, and it is getting more crowded during the peak time in summer (but it isn't horrible yet). The streets are mostly pedestrian and cobble-stoned, and there are some cute shops and places to eat. The buildings are... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is a typical old spanish church with a great atmosphere. It is ashame that all explanation is only in spanish. There is nothing in english. As if spain does not need the touri from abroad?

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Barry Wales
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

santillana del mar is a must see when in the area and this church is one of its highlights it is so peaceful and takes you right back in history you just want to sit and take it all in

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Paid parking is available just outside the village, so in easy walking distance. The church is the highlight of what is a beautiful village with winding cobble streets and ancient well preserved buildings. It had lots tourists and was very busy. The traditional historic architecture of the buildings and the church are great to explore. The church was one of... More 

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Veracruz, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

You arrive at Santillana del Mar and most leave you vehicle at the parking areas, then walk down the old streets and submerge into the historic complex, at the end of the main street you will come upon this old monastery and church, the entrance to the Colegiata is around the left side of the church, if you like at... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Something to do and not expensive but beware the false signs nearby that draw you in with claims of free entry. No English writting or audio at all!! Considering this is a pay visit dont they want or expect persons who may not read or understand Spanish language

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