One of the most popular items purchased by visitors is local pottery created in the area. This pottery reflects the modern handicrafts appreciated in Santander as well as the history of the area’s artistic expressions. One of the best places to buy pottery is located just outside of Santander. This place, the Santanilla del Mar, is approximately twenty miles outside of the city.
Other shops are also located just outside of Santander. There is a large shopping mall, the Central Comercial Valle Real, which is located just outside of the city.