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Our lady of the Sea

A beautiful chapel in honour of the Virgin of the Sea, which is originally several centuries old... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
Vancouver Island
It's truly a gorgeous place

The small chapel in honor of the Virgin of the Sea overseeing the ocean, the changing tide, the... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2016
Boston, Massachusetts
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The hermitage, which only opens for mass and for the annual celebrations, is a very simple building that was constructed in the 17th century to house the statue of Nuestra Señora del Mar (Our Lady of the Sea), Santander's much-loved patron saint.
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12 Nov 2017
“Our lady of the Sea”
5 Oct 2016
“It's truly a gorgeous place”
San Roman, 39012 Santander, Spain
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

A beautiful chapel in honour of the Virgin of the Sea, which is originally several centuries old. Located on a small island, access is normally done through a bridge but you can also walk through the sand at low tide. The area is better known...More

Thank El-Pescador007
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The small chapel in honor of the Virgin of the Sea overseeing the ocean, the changing tide, the clean ocean, the families, the ice cream and the amazing coast of Cantabria make this a uniquely unforgettable spot.

Thank oceangem2016
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This is something you must see during your stay in Santander. The views are simply breath taking. It is by far the most beautiful place I have seen in this country.

Thank Przemysław W
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Beautiful ., nice place to visit and see the Church. You feel the energy of the place. The travelers Who have been before you. There are some old wife Tales the locals say but we found it really gorgeous , good Opportunity for great pictures....More

Thank Esther I
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Stunning beautiful spot, a must see definitely. A beautiful rock surrounded by ocean, easy to access and beautiful scenery all over the place. The ermitage is a small church with a not so beautiful, recent addition to the initial building, and sadly closed when we...More

Thank Joumana H
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Impressive it's the word! You never expect a church in the beach, mostly when during summer people really use the grass around to lay down! It's weird! It's nice! It's very beautiful... I "got lost" around the beach and the landscape is breathtaking! If you...More

1  Thank Isabelgilpereira
Reviewed 2 February 2014

We visited this area during high tide and windy conditions I think but it made for a fantastic visit. The entire area is very scenic and the waves crashing against the rocks made if fun to climb around on the rocks. Their is a pub...More

Thank Tony D
Reviewed 5 January 2012

An Island with an small church in a very beautifull place full of beaches. On the bad part, its very close to the City Graveyard

Thank Val3000
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