Hotels on Cantabrian Coast
Paradores of Cantabria
Parador de Santillana Gil Blas

Plaza Ramón Pelayo, 11
Santillana del Mar, 39330

Parador de Santillana, Cantabria, Spain
17th - 18th Century Stately Home

The Hotel is in the lovely mansion of the Barreda-Bracho family, in the square of Santillana del Mar, a town declared a National Monument, whose origins go back to the 7th century. The grand entrance leads to open, welcoming public spaces, with wooden floors and traditional decoration and furniture.

The bedrooms are comfortable and in harmony with the overall look of the hotel. The dining room serves traditional stews, steaks, hake from the Cantabrian sea over green asparagus and quesada pasiega (cheesecake). 

Nothing can beat the traditional cocido montañés

We recommend you try cocido montañes (mountain stew): cabbage, beans, ribs, sausage, panceta, chorizo, black pudding all go into it. Enjoy too the grilled beef steak with Tresviso sauce, the hake in Cantabrian sauce, clams from Pedreña, the anchovy salad, the Cantabrian ventrisca (tuna) and quesada pasiega (cheesecake). 


Total Rooms: 28

  • Single rooms 2
  • Double rooms (twin beds) 25
  • Double rooms (double bed) 1 
The Emperador room is the most emblematic at the Parador and, for this reason, has hosted many famous figures such as General de Gaulle, the present emperors of Japan, etc. The adze-finished wooden floor and the fireplace, as well as the furnishings and curtains, create a comfortable atmosphere where time seems to stand still, far from the hustle and bustle of modern life. The terrace overlooking the garden at this charming hotel envelops guests in an unequalled peaceful atmosphere, where Santillana and the green landscape to the north are the true protagonists.
General Services:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning in dining room
  • Air Conditioning in rooms
  • Bar
  • Bureau de Change
  • Conference Suite
  • Credit Cards
  • Distance to Airport: 23 km.
  • Distance to Port: 25 km.
  • Distance to Train Station: 8 km.
  • Free Internet Access in communal areas
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Life
  • No animals allowed
  • Parking Garage
  • Parking (without security, limited places)
  • Restaurant
  • Satellite Dish
  • Air Conditioning in bedrooms
  • Canal plus
  • Double Rooms (double beds): 9
  • Minibar
  • Places: 54
  • Rooms with Lounge Area: 3
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Single Rooms: 2
  • Telephone in bedrooms
  • Television
  • Twin Rooms: 14
Local Festivals
  • Epiphany: Santillana, 5 January.
  • Medieval Festival: June.
  • Folia: Variable, San Vicente de la Barquera, 30 km.
  • Procession for Santa Juliana: 28 June, Santillana del Mar.
  • San Roque: 16 August.
Area Attractions
  • Santillana del Mar.  The whole town, old and well-preserved, is worth visiting.
  • Cuevas del Soplao caves (40 km.)
  • Museum of Altamira (3 km.)
  • Cares tour (60 km.)
  • Santillana zoo (2 km.)
  • Comillas (17 km.) - Sobrellano Palace, chapel-mausoleum of the Marquises of Comillas, the Pontifical University, the Capricho de Gaudí.
  • San Vicente de la Barquera (29 km.) - Santa María de los Ángeles Church, Castillo del Rey castle.
  • Oyambre (20 km.) - Oyambre Natural Park
  • Beaches 
    • Urbiaco (5 km.)
    • Cobreces (10 km.)
    • Comillas (17 km.)
    • Oyambre (20 km.)
    • Suances (10 km.)
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Canoeing
  • Canyoning
  • Canyoning
  • Climbing
  • Diving
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Golf
  • Horse Routes
  • Micro-lights
  • Paragliding
  • Potholing
  • Rafting
  • Rafting
  • 4x4 Vehicles

Parador de Santillana Gil Blas

Plaza Ramón Pelayo, 11
Santillana del Mar, 39330


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