Something that has distinguished Spain, throughout its history, is the link it maintains with the peoples. This has allowed the traditions of the Towns of the Northern Way stay alive. Thanks to that, pilgrims or visitors can discover a lot of charms in those local areas.

Thanks to the following towns, their architectural jewels, their landscapes, postcard beaches and their good gastronomy and better wine, the Camino del Norte increasingly stalks the popular Camino de Santiago organized from Sarria


Getaria It is the place where Juan Sebastián Elcano was born, the first person who was able to travel the entire world. It is one of the first towns to be found on the Camino and it is a fishing village. Its foundation is attributed to the Romans that they had the purpose of capturing whales there.

His people became famous for the sailor and war facts, its fashion and its gastronomy. Likewise, they are recognized thanks to their txakoli production. As you know, this is a white wine, slightly acidic, fresh, gently sparkling and light.

Currently, Getaria is also known among the Towns of the Camino del Norte for the balenciaga museum. Other places of interest are: its Torre Aldamar and the amazing houses on the street of San Roque.

Santillana del Mar                  

It developed under the auspices of the powerful shadow of the Saint Juliana Abbey. Santillana del Mar gives the impression of having traveled to the time of the middle ages, without blinking. In fact, the historic center of this town maintains the appearance reflected during that time.

Although its population does not have more than 1.000 inhabitants, it offers its visitors incredible places to visit. Some of these are: the Merino Tower (made in the XNUMXth century), the Collegiate Church and the Plaza Mayor.


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This is another towns of the Camino del Norte most iconic. It enjoys a privileged situation by the coast. It is in the western area of Cantabria and has a very beautiful environment with a magnificent beach. In addition to that, it has a rich and long history of Jacobean tradition.

In fact, during the XNUMXth century it had a hospital especially for the care of pilgrims who passed through that place.

However, what stands out the most in the town is a local emblem: “El Capricho” made by Antoni Gaudí. This marvel of architecture ranges from eclecticism to modernism. Curiously, it is among the only 3 works by the architect (of Catalan origin) that are not in Catalonia.

Castro Urdiales

With 25.000 inhabitants, it has a fluctuating history that goes through a high-imperial splendor and a decline in late antiquity. Castro Urdiales also underwent a renaissance as an economic center in the XNUMXth century, distinguishing itself from other towns on the Camino del Norte.

Today, it is a place where many stop to appreciate the impressive architectural works that it has. Some of these are: Hermitage of Santa Ana and Church of Santa María de la Asunción. It also highlights the beautiful set with houses and chalets of the late XNUMXth century and early XNUMXth century.


Another of the towns on the Camino del Norte in Cantabria that you cannot miss is Laredo. This town still has a hospital built in the XNUMXth century to welcome pilgrims. Above all, to those who came from various towns that make up the Camino de Santiago.

Currently, it is a site ideal for those looking to enjoy a dip; Well, it has Salvé Beach.




It is a beautiful seaside town which has some attractive places and monuments that offer entertainment for a day. One of those is the Palace of the Fifth of the Selgas.

It is located on the Western Asturian Coast and in its vicinity there are several beaches that you will love. In addition, it stands out among other towns on the Camino del Norte for the Las Dueñas peat bog. This is the largest lagoon in Asturias.


We continue with Llanes, which has a valuable historical heritage with outstanding buildings. For example, the Church of Santa María, the Gothic chapel of La Magdalena and the Casa del Cercau.

This town has been considered Jacobean throughout its history. Proof of that, is the aold hospital. It came into existence just outside the walls and now only its chapel remains.

Of course, Llanes is not only steeped in history, it also has a modern profile. This is noted in the port, thanks to the work “Memory Cubes” by the artist named Agustín Ibarrola.



Ribadesella It is another of the towns on the Camino del Norte that you will love. It has Asturian charm and was founded in the thirteenth century. In addition, it was a main port of Asturias in the Middle Ages. Both merchants and pilgrims came here.

The greatest attraction of this beautiful town, with its Asturian charm, is its highest point. From there it is possible to enjoy a extraordinary panoramic view: From the European Peaks to the Cantabrian.


Ribadeo grew in the same way as several of the surrounding towns, that is, with the culture associated with the sea. The historic center is quite close to it. This goes up a slope on the hill to give up to the square that is considered the main one.

From there you can see the Town Hall, the Clarisas Convent or the Torre de los Morenos. But what makes Ribadeo famous is having the Beach of the Cathedrals, one of the most beautiful. This is a place to see the Cantabrian Sea and impressive rocks with different shapes.


It was among the 7 historical capitals from the province of Galicia. In this town it is possible to see the great presence that the church has had throughout its history. Some examples of this are: the eclectic Cathedral, the Church of Los Remedios and the Seminary. Something that makes it special is the possibility of visiting the Interpretation Center.


These are 10 locations on the Camino del Norte that you will surely love. We are one of the agencies of the Camino de Santiago with better reputation. Both the care we put into our services and the information we give pilgrims make the experience even better for them.