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Free Tours Cantabria

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Looking for something fun and free to do in Cantabria? Why not take a tour of some of the region’s most popular attractions?

The Cantabrian region has been inhabited since ancient times, as can be seen in the cave paintings found in the different archaeological sites in Cantabria. These paintings were made by Paleolithic hunter-gatherers about 12,000 years ago. Later, new prehistoric groups arrived (the Bastetanos and the Asturians) who were dedicated to pastoralism and agriculture. Over time, Greek and Roman colonies were established in the Iberian Peninsula, which had an important cultural influence on the history of Cantabria.

Cantabria is one of the most beautiful regions of Spain and offers a wide range of activities for all tastes. If you love hiking, nature or history, Cantabria is the perfect place for you. And if you want to discover all the secrets of this wonderful region, the best is to do it with one of our Free Tours Cantabria.

During our Free Tours Cantabria, one of our expert guides will take you to the most beautiful corners of the region, telling you all the stories and curiosities hidden in Cantabria. In addition, you can enjoy a nice walk while meeting new people and making friends.

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From the caves of Altamira to the beaches of Santander, there is plenty to see and do. And with an expert guide by your side, you’re sure to have a great time.

 

The Best Free Tours in Cantabria

Cantabria is a beautiful region of Spain located in the north, between Asturias and the Basque Country. It is a perfect place to enjoy nature, history and culture. And if you’re looking for something free, don’t worry! There are many free tours that you can do in Cantabria. Here is our selection of the best ones:

  1. Free Tour Santander                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This tour will take you to discover the wonders of Santander, the capital of Cantabria. You will be able to see places like the Cathedral of Santander, the Royal Palace of La Magdalena and the Natural Park of Sardinero.
  1. Free Tour Comillas
    Comillas is a beautiful town located on the Cantabrian coast. During the tour you will be able to admire its emblematic buildings such as the Episcopal Palace, as well as the beautiful views of the sea and the beach.                                                                                                                                    
  2. Free Tour Altamira                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Altamira is famous for its incredible cave paintings, dating back to the Paleolithic period. On the tour you will see these paintings, as well as the Altamira cave, one of the most important in the world.
  1. Free Tour Santillana del Mar
    Santillana del Mar is a medieval town located on the Cantabrian coast. Throughout the tour you can admire its historic buildings, such as the Palace of the Counts of Santillana and the Church of Santa Juliana.
  1. Free Tour Cabárceno
    Cabárceno is a natural park located in the center of Cantabria. Here you can see wild animals in their natural habitat, as well as enjoy the magnificent views of the Cantabrian landscape.
 

What to see and do in Cantabria?

Cantabria has many incredible places to visit and things to do. Don’t miss these 10 best activities in Cantabria!

  • Visit the Mount of Santa María de Nieva: this mountain is one of the most beautiful places in Cantabria. It is located in the Natural Park of Oyambre and offers wonderful views of the sea.
  • Take a route along the coast: Cantabria has a beautiful coastline, so take the opportunity to take a route and admire the beautiful beaches and picturesque coastal villages.
  • Discover Santillana del Mar: this beautiful town is located in the region of Santander and is famous for its old houses and cobblestone streets. Don’t forget to visit the Colegio de San Bartolomé, a very interesting medieval building.
  • Go see Santoña: this fishing village is located on the Cantabrian coast and is ideal for a day trip. Here you will be able to taste some of the best fish and seafood of Cantabria.
  • Go skiing: if you like the sport, Cantabria is the perfect destination for you. There are several ski resorts in the area, so don’t hesitate to try this winter sport.
  • Visit the Sanctuary of Covadonga: this is a very important place for the Cantabrians, since the battle of Covadonga took place here, in which King Pelayo defeated the Muslims. The sanctuary is set amidst beautiful mountain scenery and offers incredible views.
  • Stroll through Cabárceno: this natural park is ideal to spend a day with family or friends. There you will be able to see wild animals in freedom

5 Main Points of Interest in Cantabria

Although Cantabria is a relatively small region, it has much to offer visitors. Here are some of the main places of interest in Cantabria:

The National Park of Picos de Europa
This park is located in the north of Cantabria and is a real jewel of nature. It offers breathtaking scenery, with mountains, rivers and lakes. There are also numerous activities to enjoy, such as hiking, climbing and kayaking.

The city of Santander
Located on the north coast of Cantabria, Santander is the regional capital. It is a lively city with much to offer, from historic monuments to stores and restaurants. El Sardinero beach is an ideal place to relax or practice water sports.

Altamira: this archaeological site is famous for its incredible prehistoric paintings. The Altamira caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and are definitely worth a visit.

The Natural Park of Cabárceno: this park is a natural reserve, where you can see wild animals in the wild. Cabárceno Natural Park is very popular with locals and tourists, so it is definitely worth a visit.

The town of Santillana del Mar: this is one of the most beautiful towns in Spain, with historic buildings and narrow alleys. It is a good place for a stroll or to have a drink in a local café or restaurant.

 

Main cities of Cantabria

Cantabria is a Spanish autonomous community located in the north of the Iberian Peninsula, in the natural region of Cantabria. It is bordered to the north and west by the Cantabrian Sea, to the east by Castilla y León (province of Burgos), and to the south with Asturias. It has an area of 5,321 km² and a population of 554,755 inhabitants (INE, 2019).

Its capital is Santander, which is located on the Cantabrian coast and is also the largest city in the autonomous community.

Other important cities are Torrelavega, Santillana del Mar, Castro-Urdiales, Laredo, Liendo or Piélagos.

 

Other Experiences and Activities in Cantabria

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Other Activities and Tours in Cantabria

Free Excursions in Cantabria

Cantabria offers numerous free excursions so that you can enjoy its landscape and its most emblematic places. Don’t miss these opportunities!

Among the free excursions that Cantabria offers, you can visit the Picos de Europa National Park, one of the most beautiful places in the region; or the Sanctuary of Covadonga, one of the most important religious symbols of the country. You can also hike the Cares Route, a trail that crosses a gorge and offers spectacular views; or climb Mount Corona, from where you can enjoy a unique panoramic view.

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