Things to see in Cantabria

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The fauna and flora

The biodiversity in Cantabria is typical of northern Spain, with its Atlantic climate and a few Mediterranean microclimates. There are a few protected species, such as the brown bear and wolves, as well as a very wide range of flora found in idyllic scenery, which is in fact the habitat of these species.

Arts and culture

Cantabrian arts and culture follow two fundamental main lines: the particularity of traditional Cantabrian life styles, characterised by cattle breeding among other things, and the cultural marks left by the various ethnic groups, who inhabited this wonderful territory: from the Palaeolithic age to the 20th century, via the Roman Empire and legacy of the Middle Ages.


The Cantabrian coast is a mixture of vast areas of rocky cliffs, where the sea beats against the impressive rockface, and of places where swimming is permitted, and water sports and other activities are available. The shoreline mainly consists of white sand, protected from the heavy swell of the Cantabrian Sea by geographical formations along the coast and impressive cliffs.

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