The North Road from Santander It transits between the sea and the mountain, of great monumental beauty, in which the Jacobean tradition has left its marked mark, throughout history. The green of its valleys and the numerous rivers that mark it, as well as its accentuated traditions cultural, marine, gastronomic and livestock, are another of the main arguments to travel this route of the Camino de Santiago. rugged orography, although not too demanding. The itinerary takes place in a very pleasant environment, predominantly rural, dotted with numerous wooded areas and water courses, ending the stages in beautiful cities full of history.
Stage 1: Santander - Mogro

In Santander highlights the Cathedral, Gothic style. Inside we can see the Crypt of the Christ as well as the Main Altarpiece and the Gothic style Cloister. The Church of the Annunciation. The Magdalena Palace, which was a gift from the town of Santander to the King and which is currently the scene of numerous activities of the Menéndez Pelayo University. The Menéndez Pelayo Library, artistic historical monument and the Plaza Porticada, Herreriano style.

Stage 2: Mogro - Santillana del Mar

In Santillana del mar we contemplate the Collegiate Church of Santa Juliana of S. XII. The most representative medieval buildings are: Torres del Merino and Don Borja; as well as the gothic tower and the Velarde Renaissance Palace. On the other hand the House of the hombrones named for the giants that escort their shield.

Stage 3: Santillana del Mar - Comillas

In Cobreces, the neo-Gothic Monastery Vía Coeli from the end of the 19th century and the neo-Roman church of San Pedro ad vincula.

In Comillas you can not miss the Capricho de Gaudí, one of the most unique works of Spanish modernism, a summer cottage built in 1885.

Walk through the old town hall square and see the different palaces such as the Mansion de Sobrellano and the Palace of Duque Almodovar del Río.

Make a visit to the San Cristóbal Cemetery.

Stages 4 and 5: Comillas - Unquera - Llanes

In San Vicente de la Barquera we highlight the Maza bridge, the Town Hall and the Castle of the XVI century.

The highest place of the population corresponds to the Church Santa María de los Ángeles, of Gothic style and S. XIII.

In Colombres highlights the Quinta de Guadalupe and the Archivo de Indianos.

On the other hand, in Llanes stands the Church of Santa María del Conceyu, which began in 1240. In its immediate surroundings there is the

Casa Cercau from the 16th century, Posada Herrera House, as well as the ruined Palacio Duques Estrada

Finally you can see the San Roman House and the Gaztañaga Palace.

Stages 6 and 7: Llanes - Ribadesella - Colunga

In Nueva we appreciate the modernist Villaconcha and the Conde de la Vega del Sella Palace.

From Ribadesella, its City Hall and it is highly recommended to take a walk through Monte Corberu and the Tito Bustillo caves, one of the Sanctuaries of Cantabrian Paleolithic art.

In Colunga we can visit the Church San Cristobal el Real del Siglo XIX and its tower on the facade.

Other attractions of the town are the Casa Comercio de los Pablo and the Casona de los Covian, from the 16th century.

Finally the Chapel of Our Lady of Loreto, founded in 1633 by an Italian shipwrecked.

Stage 8: Colunga - Villaviciosa - Gijón

In Priesca the Temple of the Savior that was consecrated in the year 921, belongs to the final phase of Asturian pre-Romanesque.

In Villaviciosa highlights the House of Hevia S. XV. The Church of S. María de la Oliva, dates from the s. XIII, Gothic style.

If we make a tour of its streets we can admire numerous houses and palaces from the XVIII century.

Between Villaviciosa and the village of Casquita we find the Church of S. Juan Bautista, in Amandi, one of the best Asturian Romanesque buildings.

In Gijón, it is worth taking a stroll down to S. Lorenzo beach.

The birthplace of Jovellanos.

Mount Areo with 30 megalithic burial mounds.

The Palace of Revillagigedo.

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