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Comillas and its charms - Free Tour

  • Comillas
  • Available in: Spanish

About the guru Tripcantabria

Tripcantabria is an organization of tourist visits in Cantabria. Always, complying with the regulations in force in the Autonomous Community of Cantabria: Official Guides. They are intended for ALL PUBLIC. We do not know who will accompany us every day, tastes, profession or affinities. Therefore, we try to make the information enjoyable and diverse without going into depth ... More »

Tripcantabria is an organization of tourist visits in Cantabria. Always, complying with the regulations in force in the Autonomous Community of Cantabria: Official Guides. They are intended for ALL PUBLIC. We do not know who will accompany us every day, tastes, profession or affinities. Therefore, we try to make the information enjoyable and diverse without going into depth in aspects that can "disconnect" part of the group. Above all, we seek to generate memories that will last after your stay in Santander.

About the tour

We will understand the process by which a fishing village becomes one of the most important centers of power of the 19th century in Spain and a summer resort for some of the richest families in the country. Did you know that Comillas was the capital of Spain and a royal residence, if Gaudí was actually in Comillas or why Comillas is known as the Villa of the Archbishops? From the starting point we will head towards the Campa de Sobrellano, where we will appreciate some of the most unique architectural complexes in Comillas, such as the Capricho de Gaudí, one of his main works of youth outside Catalonia or the Palacio de Sobrellano, the great palace built by the Marquis in his native Comillas. From there we will leave for the area of the Pontifical University, where the best modernist architects of the time left their mark and origin of the current Comillas Pontifical University. Due to its opening, there were times when Comillas had almost more seminarians than population, which has marked this fishing village. We will take the opportunity to also get to know the Old Cemetery, a real gem for its location on the seashore and which keeps the history of the ex-commune of Comillas. We will also learn about unique characters, town festivals, gastronomy or fun anecdotes. We will visit the main monuments of the town, but we will also go to the places where we can appreciate the best views or we will know places that normally go unnoticed. - Plaza de los Tres Caños - Casa Ocejo - La Portilla - El Capricho - Chapel Pantheon - Palacio Sobrellano - La Portalada (Seminary) - Park of the Statue - Casa del Duque - El Espolón - Corro San Pedro - Iglesia San Cristóbal - Corro Campíos

Meeting point
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How to find me: In the arcades of the new Town Hall, next to the tourist office.
Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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Ratings 49

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Eva Serrano

18 days ago

Una ruta excelente, con un guía impresionante. Moncho, se nota que le gusta lo que hace

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María José

1 month ago

El tour por Comillas con Moncho fue muy interesante. Conocimos la historia de la ciudad y sus principales atractivos de la mano de un guía local muy agradable y divertido. Hizo la visita muy amena, ya que nos explicó muchas curiosidades de la gente que vive allí. Además, nos indicó recomendaciones de sitios y comidas típicas para probar por la zona. Muy recomendable esta visita. ¡Muchas gracias!

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Lorena González Rodenas

1 month ago

Mencho, nativo de Comillas ha sido un guia 10. Nos hizo conocer Comillas de una manera especial, no solo su historia sino también anecdotas divertidas y comentarios propios del lugar. Nos ayudó a encontrar alojamiento y recomendaciones de restaurantes y lugares de interés. Genial !!

Lorena. Albacete.

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Sergio Real Gómez

1 month ago

Comillas es una villa espectacular, repleta de grandes y preciosos caserores, historia y datos curiosos. Todo eso hubiese pasado desapercibido de no ser por nuestro muy profesional guía quien nos mantuvo atentos y con ganas de más durante 3 horas. Un fenómeno de persona, muy formado, con don de gentes y un trato exquisito.

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Maite

2 months ago

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Belen Bonis

2 months ago

4.8 (49 Ratings) Rate this tour