Exploring Vacation Possibilities – Santillana del Mar

Santillana del Mar looks like a nice little town near Comillas (which I blogged about on my last post). Maybe a lunchtime trip…I thought it was interesting there’s an old saying that Santillana del Mar is The Town of Three Lies, since it is neither a Saint (Santo), nor flat (llana), nor is it by the sea (Mar) as implied by its name. However, the name actually derives from Santa Juliana (or Santa Illana) whose remains are kept in the Colegiata, a Romanesque church and former Benedictine monastery.

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