Santillana del Mar is built around the Colegiata, Cantabria's finest Romanesque structure. Highlights include the 12th-century cloister, famed for its sculpted capitals, a 16th-century altarpiece, and the tomb of Santa Juliana, who is the town's patron saint and namesake.
Museo Diocesano. Inside the 16th-century Regina Coeli convent is a museum devoted to liturgical art, which includes wooden figures of saints, oil paintings of biblical scenes, altarpieces,
and a collection of sacred treasures from the colonial New World. C. El Cruce s/n, 39330. 942/840317. www.santillanamuseodiocesano.com. €3. Oct.–May, Tues.–Sun. 10–1:30 and 4–6:30; June–Sept., Tues.–Sun. 10–1:30 and 4–7:30.
Pl. Abad Francisco Navarro s/n, Santillana del Mar, Cantabria, 39330, Spain