Santander is the capital of Cantabria and is a welcoming city distinguished by its hills, valleys, steep roads, wide boulevards and coastal walks. This city’s perfect for recreational sports such as sailing, rowing, surfing and scuba diving, golf, mountain biking and climbing. Santander’s also well-known for its variety of historical and cultural offerings such as the Cathedral, Palacio de la Magdalena, Plaza Porticada, Gran Casino del Sardinero, the Museum of Fine Arts, Cantabrian Maritime Museum, Museum of Prehistory and even more modernized icons such as Festival Hall. To see one of the most beautiful beaches of the north, El Sardinero offers a charm elegance of days gone by.
The Kingdom of Navarre is shared between France, the Basque Country and the rest of Spain.
Navarre features incredible beauty, diversity, long lasting traditions and is the only European region that combines Alpine, Atlantic and Mediterranean landscapes. These landscapes are perfect for extreme sports, well-catered rural lodgings and an abundance of wildlife. With varied terrains combined with traditions and modernity, its Navarre’s gastronomy that will win you over. Delight your palate and enjoy some of the world’s most unique fruits and artisanal produce. The Kingdom of Navarre’s rich past has left behind iconic landmarks such as Olite with its elegant, charming Royale Palace and its symbolic Gothic civil building. For a true Spanish experience, the Pamplona, Fiesta de Los Sanfermines and brass bands will keep you on your feet.
In the northwest of Spain, Asturias has occupied a rich history and is filled with unique and friendly people. Picos de Europa features high limestone peaks, forests and is the first National Park of Spain while Sanabria Lake Natural Park has an exquisite flow of rivers and waterfalls. Sanabria Lake Natural Park is well-known for its lush green landscapes, vast coastlines and amazing mountain range. Art enthusiasts can delve into Asturias art scene while gourmands can indulge in delicacies such as fabada (Spanish bean stew), outstanding cheese, cured meats, fresh shellfish and a variety of seafood.
For a unique historical experience, Galicia would be the ideal stop. Galicia is significant for the pilgrim route – Camino de Santiago – that led towards the shrine of the apostle St. James, inside the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Galicia is a dream for wine and food connoisseurs alike as it features historic vineyards and markets where fresh produce can be bought.