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  • Cantabria
  • Spain
  • Nightlife

    When it comes to nightlife, Cantabria is a rocking place with good drinks, great crowd, trendy and beautiful surfers.


  • Country
  • Area
    5,321 km²
  • Population
  • Currency
  • Geographic Coordination
    43°20′N 4°00′W

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Cantabria Overview

Cantabria is a Spanish province and an independent community with its capital as Santander. Cantabria belongs to the Green Spain, the name given to the strip of land between the Cantabrian Sea and the Cantabrian Mountains in northern Spain. It is called green because it has a wet and moderate oceanic climate. Cantabria is the richest region in the world in archaeological sites from the Upper Paleolithic period. The most significant cave painting site is the cave of Altamira, dated from about 16,000 to 9000 BC and is declared as one of the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO with other nine Cantabrian caves.

Climate and Geography

Atlantic climate

Suitable Visiting Seasons ( months) : Late Summer


The best local transportation in Cantabria is buses. Buses are easily available all around the city. Buses over here are Mercedes, and all are air conditioned. Also, taxis are widely available throughout the city. Bicycles can also be rented to roam around the city.

Getting Around : √ Santander Airport. √ Narrow-gauge railway Santander-Oviedo. √ Broad-gauge high-speed railway. √ Santander-Torrelavega-Valladolid-Segovia-Madrid. √ Ferry line Santander-Plymouth. √ Port of Santander. √ Cantabrian Motorway.

Shopping and Entetainment

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.

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