Tourism Information

Comillas is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and well-known towns of Cantabria, a magnificent architectural complex framed by a natural environment and exceptional landscape. This village was declared a Historic Artistic Site in 1985, and is known by the name "Villa of the Archbishops" because in the 17th and 18th centuries five prelates were born who occupied important dioceses.

It is full of excellent examples of nineteenth-century modernist architecture, especially the Catalan school. Palaces, manor houses, beautiful buildings, small squares, parks and cobbled corners complete the landscape of this beautiful place, not forgetting the beautiful beach that every summer attracts thousands of tourists.

In the center of the town center of the town of Comillas we find the beautiful central square composed by a large house, the Parish Church of San Cristóbal (17th century), the Town Hall. From one of the angles of the square you can access the Plaza de los Tres Caños, where, in addition to a coat-of-arms and a towers, there is the fountain of the same name.

On the outskirts of the village, located on top of a hill, we find the cemetery presided over by the ruins of the Gothic church and there is also one of the most beautiful details of the comillés landscape, the Angel of Llimona, placed at the top With sword in hand and looking at the sea.

The door of the Pontifical University where the brick is united, the ceramic with metallic reflections and stones carved in the shield, where appears the tiara and the pontifical keys next to the Jesuit antichrist JHS (Jesus of the savior men). From this door we accede to the Pontifical University that was founded like seminary of poor directed by the Jesuits, whose teaching model triumphed from the SXVII.

The Palace of Sobrellano, also called "of the Marquess of Comillas" of neogótico style although with premodernistas glimpses. Forming style set with the palace, is the Chapel-Pantheon of the Marquis of Comillas, which is characterized by marble mausoleums. Next to this palace we find El Capricho, Gaudí's arabesque style, declared a historical-artistic monument in 1969. It was built as a summer residence.

Since the late nineteenth century, Comillas is one of the places, along with Santander, of greater summer prestige of the Cantabrian coast. Undoubtedly, the most illustrious summer of Comillas were carried out in the nineteenth century by King Alfonso XII. Nowadays, the beaches of Comillas continue to attract tourism, its clean waters that break, its secluded coves and the beauty of these coastal landscapes make Comillas one of the most attractive coastal towns in the Cantabrian.