Santillana del Mar Cantabria, Spain

View, leaving the city of Santander. View, on the way to the town of Santillana del Mar.

View, leaving the city of Santander. View, on the way to the town of Santillana del Mar.

My booked hotel Los Infantes Santillana del Mar

My booked hotel Los Infantes Santillana del Mar

Santillana del Mar is a historic town in Cantabria. In the town there are many historical and cultural houses that attract thousands of visitors every year.

mapa-santillana

mapa-santillana

Placed my luggage in the hotel room, I was walking around this little town.

Santo Domingo Street that lead to the town center of Santillana del Mar.

Santo Domingo Street that lead to the town center of Santillana del Mar.

Landscapes of Santillana del Mar

Landscapes of Santillana del Mar

Calle la Carrera (Carrera Street) / Calle Jesús Otero (Jesús Otero Street) / Plaza Mayor (Main Square) / Plaza las Arenas (Accommodation for pilgrims)

2 Colegiata de Stanta Juliana

Catedral Santillana del Mar.

Santillana del Mar Collegiate Church

The Collegiate Church of Santa Juliana is one of the most representative Romanesque monuments in the region. It was declared a National Monument in the year 1889.

St. Juliana of Nicomedia

 

Juliana of Nicomedia was martyred in Asia Minor (Turkey) during the persecutions initiated by the Emperor Diocletian in the late third century. His remains were brought to the Kingdom of Asturias in the ninth century by some wandering monk.

In time of King Alfonso III of Asturias, a chapel was built and dedicated to the saint which preserve and venerate his relics, and then the monastery flourished under the protection of the local nobility.

 

Cloister and column capital of the church, Catedral Santillana del Mar.

Cloister and column capital of the church.

3 Museo de Jesús Otero

 Jesús Otero Museum

Jesús Otero Museum

This museum opened in 1994, it draws on private funds donated by the sculptor to the town in 1993.

Sculptures in the garden of Jesús Otero Museum.

Sculptures in the garden of Jesús Otero Museum.

Jesús Otero was born in 1908 in the town of Santillana del Mar, and that is where he sculpted all of his pieces in the 1980’s.

Sculptures in the exhibition room of Jesús Otero Museum.

Sculptures in the exhibition room of Jesús Otero Museum.

Jesús Otero Museum was like a mysterious country. I felt that I strayed into the wonderland. It was great fun wondering in the museum.

Museum of the Inquisition and Torture, Santillana del Mar

Museo de la Inquisición y la Tortura, Santillana del Mar

Museo de la Inquisición y la Tortura, Santillana del Mar

The Museum of Torture is located on the street Jesus Otero.This museum offers a permanent exhibition dedicated to the various instruments of torture, punishment, humiliation and death penalty used during the period in which the Inquisition acted. The objects are original and were actually used for such purposes.

Diocesan Museum “Regina Coeli” (Queen of Heaven)

Museo Diocesano Regina Coeli (Queen of Heaven)

Museo Diocesano Regina Coeli (Queen of Heaven)

In 1967 the Diocesan Museum was established in the convent “Regina Coeli”(Queen of Heaven), in order to preserve, study and exhibit an important part of religious and artistic heritage of the Diocese.

The cloister, exhibition hall and exhibit of the Diocesan Museum.

The cloister, exhibition hall and exhibit of the Diocesan Museum.

Contains a thousand works, highlighting the collections medieval and baroque imagery in polychrome wood, and Spanish colonial silver, enamels and ivories, and an excellent collection of Christ.

My favorite exhibits of the Diocesan Museum.

My favorite exhibits of the Diocesan Museum.

Left the Diocesan Museum, I walked around the outskirts of the village of Santillana del Mar.

Left the Diocesan Museum for the outskirt of the village.

Left the Diocesan Museum for the outskirt of the village.

The scenery of the village, Santillana del Mar.

The scenery of the village, Santillana del Mar.

Looks the inhabitants and cattle of the village are enjoying their lives.

Flowers from the Northern Spain

Flowers from the Northern Spain

From Cantabria Infinita

From Cantabria Infinita

From Cantabria Infinita

From Cantabria Infinita

From Cantabria Infinita

From Cantabria Infinita

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