International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987


Santillana del Mar and Comillas

Location: Spain


Students visit the Cave of El Castillo in Puente Viesgo, housing cave art from between 120,000 and 6,000 years ago said to have been an inspiration for artists such as Picasso and Miró. They then walk through Santillana del Mar's medieval streets and visit the Romanesque Collegiate Church of Santa Juliana.

Students travel to the coastal fishing village Comillas for lunch and stroll by the Comillas ancient port and beach, learning about the Marquis of Comillas or visiting El Capricho, Gaudi's modernist style palace.