Comillas and its charms - Free Tour

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: Spanish
Guru: Moncho
Quality Verified Registered on March 23, 2020

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.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description

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

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Plaza de la Constitucin 2 39520 Comil...
    Plaza de la Constitucin 2 39520 Comillas Cantabria Spain
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    In the arcades of the new Town Hall, next to the tourist office.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Old Town Hall of Comillas
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Gate of the Birds (or Moro)
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Hermitage of Santa Lucía
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Park Güell and Martos
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Three Spouts Fountain

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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María Del Mar 14 Oct 2023

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Travelled in group - Oct 2023
La visita a Comillas nos ha gustado mucho . Moncho nos ha explicado todo de una manera muy amena. Recomiendo este free tour.
Carolina 13 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
Genial, guía muy preparado, ameno y cercano.
BEATRIZ 12 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
Muy entretenido y a gusto
Cristina 12 Oct 2023

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Travelled in family - Oct 2023
La visita ha sido muy amena y se nos ha hecho corta
Maria 04 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Aug 2023
Nos encanto como explicaba la historia de Comillas y la información abundante que facilito en la visita. Es del pueblo y se nota que le gusta mucho. Totalmente recomendable
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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