Cantabria is an autonomous community located in the northern part of Spain, on the country’s Atlantic coast. The region is known for its beautiful landscapes, which include mountains, valleys, and a rugged coastline along the Bay of Biscay. The Picos de Europa mountain range, which extends into Cantabria, provides stunning scenery and opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, climbing, and skiing.
Cantabria is home to numerous archaeological sites, including the famous Altamira Cave, which contains prehistoric cave paintings that are considered some of the finest examples of Paleolithic art in the world. The region has been inhabited since ancient times, and its cultural heritage is reflected in its historic towns and villages, traditional architecture, and local festivals.
The place serves fresh seafood, dairy products, and traditional dishes such as cocido montañés (a hearty bean and meat stew) and sobaos pasiegos (sponge cakes).