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Comillas, modernist architecture & Gaudí

Get to know the only modernist town in Cantabria, its famous Capricho de Gaudí
and its majestic Major Seminary of Comillas

€ 63 pers.

  • Visit Gaudí's Capricho

  • Visit the Major Seminary of Comillas

  • Discover how modernism came to Comillas

  • See the main modernist buildings of the city

  • Walk through the largest Sequoia Forest in Spain

  • When: FRIDAY 9:30 am

  • Duration: 4.5 h

  • Pick-up points: at your Hotel in Santander or at the Pabellón de la Habana in Torrelavega.

  • Languages: Spanish, English, Italian

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On this morning excursion you will get to know Comillas, the only modernist city in Cantabria. You will be surprised to know the fascinating history that unites Comillas with Antonio López y López, the first Marquis of Comillas and the true promoter of the main unique elements of the city.

Our first stop will be for you to visit the Old Major Seminary (and old University of Comillas). This impressive building designed by the Catalan architects Joan Martorell and Lluís Domenech i Montaner is a mix of different architectural trends, including modernism. Located at the top of a hill, from the Seminary we will also have magnificent views over Comillas and in particular, over the Palace of Sobrellano.

Next, we will go to Villa Quijano, commonly known as “Capricho de Gaudí” to participate in a guided tour. "El Capricho", as it is also known, is inspired by sunflowers and music. This villa is one of the first works of the famous Catalan architect Antonio Gaudí and was built by order of the Cantabrian lawyer Máximo Díaz de Quijano in 1885. The importance of this work lies in the fact that it marks the beginning of the modernist movement, as well as being one of the few works that Gaudí carried out outside of Catalonia.

Before starting our return trip, we will take the opportunity to take a short scenic-drive tour to see some of the most emblematic places of this city, such as the old cemetery, the port or the Comillas beach.

To complete this intense excursion, we will make a short stop on our way back to visit the Sequoya Forest of Cabezón de la Sal. You will love visiting this small forest of just 2 hectares and its impressive trees over 40m high.


  • Tour leader
  • Private transportation by minivan (9 seats)
  • Pick up at hotel (Santander- Torrellavega)
  • Comillas Major Seminary Ticket
  • Capricho de Gaudí ticket
  • Resp insurance civil
Not included
  • Food and Drinks
  • Comfortable shoes

This is a recommended excursion for all ages.

You must be at the meeting point at least 5 minutes before departure time.

For the excursion to take place, there must be a minimum of 2 registered. The company reserves the right to cancel the departure if the group does not reach the minimum number of participants or if the weather conditions are not favorable. In such case, you would be given the option of a full refund or change of tour date.

For groups of at least 4 people we can do this excursion on other days outside the program (only from 11/15 to 06/15). Always subject to availability and keeping the tour open to other reservations.

If you want to book this tour as a private tour, please contact us so we can make you a proposal. Private tours give you the possibility to choose the date of the tour, the place / time of pick-up as well as to make changes to the initial program.

You can cancel this reservation free of charge up to 24 hours before the start of the tour.

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