SANTILLANA DEL MAR: Museum in Santillana del Mar



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Altamira Cave


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Museums and Exhibitions

The preservation of the medieval appearance through the centuries has determined the cultural function of the village and with the discovery of the Altamira Cave they have made indispensable its visit; nowadays, the cultural, religious and artistic authorities maintain its heritage


Altamira Museum and Investigation Centre

It has got a didactical exhibition about rock art and prehistory of Cantabria. The museum receives requests to visit the genuine Cave. Free. Closed on Monday.

Tel.: (+34) 942 818 102


Regina Coeli Museum

An old dominican monastery, today under the order of Saint Clare, it preserves, study and exhibits most of the religious heritage of the diocese.

Tel.: (+34) 942 840 317



“Santa Juliana” Collegiate Church Cloister

Its importance comes from the synthesis shown by its sculptures. The Romanesque iconography: oriental topics, fantastic animals, biblical and profane topics, geometrical Arabian and norman motives, vegetal symbols …

Tel.: (+34) 639 830 520


Santillana Foundation

In the “Torre de Don Borja”, it organizes big exhibitions and cultural acts during the year, with a special interest in didactical activities related to latin american culture. Free. Open every day

Tel.: (+34) 942 818 203




Jesús Otero Museum

Dedicated to the local sculptor Jesus Otero. You can find many of his works in its three rooms, and the biggest ones in the garden. Free. Closed on Monday.

Tel.: (+34) 942 818 806


Merino´s Tower

Interesting cultural center with temporary exhibitions.

Tel.: (+34) 942 818 289


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