Sea and mountains are the hallmarks of this Camino de Santiago from Bilbao to Santander. Coastal cities, with great cultural wealth and history such as Castro Urdiales, Laredo, and Santander, which we will access by boat with the Palacio de la Magdalena as a witness, will be the main attractions of this beautiful route of the Way of Santiago del Norte.
1 stage: Bilbao - Portugalete

Portugalete, city founded by Doña María de Haro. The old town was declared a historic artistic complex. Stresses the Church of Santa Maria of the fourteenth century. In the vicinity is the Salazar Tower.

Portugalete is famous for its suspension bridge, built in 1893, which is the most representative architectural element of the city.

Stage 2: Portugalete - Castro Urdiales

In Somorrostro we can see the Church of San Julián de Muskiz. Muñatones Castle, which together with the Palace and the Hermitage is a Historic Artistic monument.

Otañes, the parish church of Santa María de Llovera. Noble Houses such as Sierralta and Helguera.

Castro Urdiales constitutes one of the four coastal Villas of Cantabria, together with Laredo, Santander, and San Vicente de la Barquera. One of the main monuments is the Church of Santa María. This gothic temple is one of the most important in the northern peninsula. Inside it houses a canvas attributed to Zurbarán. We also found the medieval castle. Remember that the Old Puebla has been declared a Historic Artistic complex.

Stage 3: Castro Urdiales - Laredo

In Hazas, the Church of Our Lady of Liendo, in the Baroque style. Also the Arboretum and the Forest Interpretation Center.

In Laredo the Church of Santa María de la Asunción, in Gothic style, whose interior houses a Flemish altarpiece of Our Lady of Bethlehem. The Hermitage of San Martín and Santa Catalina of S. XIII.

Stage 4: Laredo - Guemes

In Santoña, the Church of Santa María del Puerto, in Gothic and Renaissance style, in which its baptismal font and the altarpiece of San Bartolomé of the XNUMXth century stand out.

On the seafront, the monument to Juan de la Cosa, famous Cantabrian navigator.

The defensive fortifications of the city stand out. The old Hospital for pilgrims and the Marshes.

Stage 5: Guemes - Santander

In Santander, the Gothic Cathedral stands out. Inside we can see the Crypt of Christ as well as the Altarpiece and the Gothic Cloister. The Church of the Annunciation. The Palacio de la Magdalena, which was a gift from the town of Santander to the King and is currently the scene of numerous activities of the Menéndez Pelayo University. The Menéndez Pelayo Library, Historic Artistic Monument and La Plaza Porticada, in Herreriano style.

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