Santander is the capital of Cantabria and therefore the most populated city in the Community. It is located on the Camino del Norte and constitutes a metropolitan area of just over 300,000 inhabitants around the bay. It stands as one of the most important cities in northern Spain and one of the most visited.
A little history
The history of Santander dates back to the 1st century, with the appearance of Roman archaeological remains linked to the city. The first documentary records we have of the city date back to the Middle Ages, when Santander was promoted to the category of abbot’s town. Together with Laredo, Castro Urdiales and San Vicente, it was part of the 4 villages of the sea. During the following epochs of history, it will live an unprecedented development thanks to the maritime trade.