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Have you decided to visit Santillana del Mar? Great choice! The city has much to offer to tourists and there are countless Santillana del Mar activities. About 30 kilometers from Santander, Santillana del Mar is a living museum of a medieval village. Keep in mind that all the historical and artistic attractions in Santillana del Mar can only be visited on foot, because all streets in the old town are pedestrian only! In the center of town, the things to do in Santillana del Mar are organized around two main streets. The first street, Canton, will take you to the religious square, the first center of the town and which gives access to the college. There are seven cultural places to visit in Santillana del Mar: the Collegiate Church of Santa Juliana and Senate, the Tower of Don Beltran de la Cueva in Queveda, Viveda Palace, the Palace of Mijares, the Altamira Cave, the Villa de Santillana, and The Notary or Rule Book of the Collegiate Santa Juliana. That's right -- there are tons of Santillana del Mar attractions!

The Collegiate Curch of Santillana del Mar is a well-preserved temple from the 12th century. Also among the most visited and famous things to see in Santillana are the Altamira Cave. The cave was used over various periods, from about 35,600 years ago to 13,000 years ago. There are also many galleries to see and art-related stuff to do in Santillana del Mar. For example, there is the Altamira Museum, which is next to the cave of Altamira, Jesus Otero Museum, Solar Museum, or the Diocesan Regina Coel. 

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