The University of Cantabria Campus is spread out between Santander, the capital of the Autonomous Community of Cantabria and Torrelavega, an area situated 20 kms. from the capital. This beautiful region, which has half a million inhabitants, is surrounded by the Cantabrian Sea and crossed by a mountain range and it offers a rich variety of landscape on its coasts and inland valleys, impregnated by the mild and damp climate of the so-called “Green Spain”. Its coast is covered with traditional fishing enclaves and a string of beaches with fine, white sand.
The attractiveness of Cantabria is not only limited to the treasures of its landscapes. History has provided it with a rich artistic and cultural heritage, distributed throughout its villages and towns, which stand out on their own. Its archaeological findings and its monuments keep the signs of a singular history. This region houses cave paintings in the Altamira Cave, a true sanctuary to the prehistoric era. It also offers considerable remains of Romanization, the Mozarabic essence or the beginnings of the Reconquest. The presence of Roman, Gothic or Barroque styles are also present in its artistic heritage, as well as the particular stamp of emigrant Indianos.
Santander, the capital, is set around a natural port which provides the city with a beautiful bay. Its coastline offers an extensive line of high-quality beaches dotted around singular areas such as the Peninsula of the Magdalena Palace, the Sardinero beach or Mataleñas Park.