Santander is the capital of the autonomous region of Cantabria. With nearly 180,000 inhabitants according to the National Institute of Statistics, trade and services provide employment for more than 70 percent of its active population. Santander has an Oceanic climate and its humidity is quite high throughout the year, with average temperatures ranging from 25 °C in summer to 10° C in winter.

Lope de Vega Street

Santander is a city that stretches along the sea. Its marine spirit and harbour nature have conditioned its urban appearance, lengthened in search of water. Built on hills, its steep slopes also had much to do in the configuration of the different neighbourhoods. Its fondness for the bay, the only one of the North that is oriented to the South, has
shaped a unique personality full of contrasts, sometimes engrossed in itself but with a taste for the world.