Parador de Santillana Gil Blas ****
Pza. Ramon Pelayo, 11
39330 - Santillana del Mar (Cantabria)

Santander Province


The Parador is installed in the beautiful Barreda-Bracho ancestral home, in the Santillana del Mar plaza, a town declared a National Monument, whose origins date back to the 8th century. The main entrance precedes diaphanous, friendly rooms, with wooden floors and traditional decoration for the furniture and the ornamental details. The bedrooms are comfortable and in harmony with the Parador's overall atmosphere. The dining room serves highland and Liébana stews, grilled baby beef sirloin, hake from the Cantabrian Sea over green asparagus, the famous 'sorropotún' (bonito and vegetable stew), and the typical dessert 'quesada pasiega' (cheese pastry).

Typical festivals

* Romería Santa Juliana (Procession) 28 June, Santillana del Mar
* Folia (date varies) San Vicente de la Barquera, 30 km.
* Cabalgata de Reyes (Parade) Santillana, 5 January


* Santillana del Mar. The entire city is worth visiting for its historic nature
* Santillana Zoo (2 km)
* Altamira Caves (3 km)
* Cabárceno Nature Park (40 km)
* El Cares Route (60 km)
* Picos de Europa (70 km)

What to eat...

'Cocido montañés'
We strongly recommend you the 'cocido montañés': a dish of boiled white beans, vegetables, bacon and sausages... Also enjoy the grilled sirloin steak with Tresviso sauce, Cantabrian hakefish with green asparagus, 'sorropotún', and 'quesada' (kind of pudding).

The rooms

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