The Camino de Santiago
One of the main Jacobean routes, the 'Camino del Norte' or that which passes along the Cantabrian coast, crosses Cantabria from east to west, passing through the historic 'Cuatro Villas de la Costa' (Castro Urdiales, Laredo, Santander and San Vicente de la Barquera), as well as through many other towns of historic significance such as Santoña, Santillana del Mar or Comillas.
There have been several research projects undertaken using the remnants of the Jacobean routes passing through Cantabria, which served as the basis for determining the original routes that allows us to walk this journey today, avoiding roads as much as possible and using rural paths and tracks.
The lush, green landscape, the proximity of the coast, the charm of its rural architecture and the artistic treasures of its churches, towers and houses, make this route an attractive alternative for pilgrims.
For more information, see: www.elcaminoasantiago.com/caminos/costa/costaCantabria.htm