The autonomous community of Cantabria is in Northern Spain, on the Bay of Biscay coastline (north), and bordered by the Basque Autonomous Community (east), the Principality of Asturias (west) and Castile and León (south). The capital city of Cantabria is Santander is a seaside city, with stunning beaches, and Magdalena Peninsula, at the mouth of the Bay of Santander, a must-see site. Also there are ferry services on Santander Port to/from Plymouth and Portsmouth, in England! The seaside towns in this region are attractive resorts with impressive natural features including scenic spots such as in Cabo Mayor Lighthouse and amazing beaches including Laredo Beach. Cantabria has important archaeological sites - its caves and caverns are wonders of this region. Inland Cantabria, enjoy the fresh air of nature such as in the Cantabrian Mountains, in Picos de Europa National Park, with hiking trails and ski areas!
Population: over 582 thousand inhabitants
Other major cities: Torrelavega, Laredo, Santoña
Main attractions: Cave of El Soplao, Cave of Altamira, Cave of Las Monedas, Sobrellano Palace (museum), Museum of Prehistory and Archaeology of Cantabria, Museo Marítimo del Cantábrico (maritime museum), Dunas de Liencres, Cabo Mayor lighthouse, Horse lighthouse, San Glorio ski resort, Cabarceno Natural Park, Oyambre Natural Park, Victoria and Joyel Marshes Natural Park, El Capricho (Gaudí-designed house), Church of Santa María (Lebeña), Church of Santa Maria Assunta (Castro Urdiales), Santander Cathedral, Palace of la Magdalena
Nearest Airports: Santander Airport (SDR – Aeropuerto Seve Ballesteros - Santander)
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