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Places of Interest

THE LIGHTHOUSE Y EL TORCO

El Torco

The lighthouse and the ‘Torco’ are watchers of the entrance to the port of Suances. The lighthouse and the defensive walls of the ‘Torco’ make up a natural setting which is a must for every tourist but also a nice walk for our neighbours any time.

After its renovation, the buildings of the old defensive walls hold the University of Cantabria summer courses and also an Art Gallery which hosts several exhibitions and social events.

If you want to feel the sea, enjoy a beautiful view or just throw the fishing rod, you should not miss this landmark.

LA PUNTA DEL DICHOSO

Punta El Dichoso

‘Punta del Dichoso’, also known as ‘Roca Blanca’ was recently restored and now there is a park with amazing sea views. While taking a walk along its paths over the cliffs, its scenic beauty and its charm will offer you the most incredible photos. And above all, there you will enjoy the peaceful and quietness.

 

LOS CANTOS  

‘Los Cantos’, a remote place on the the banks of the mouth of San Martín firth, is a small port, a kind of refugee for small fishing boats. You can get there through ‘La Cuba’ neighbourhood and, since it is far from buildings and roads, it still keeps its quietness.

You can also access to ‘Los Cantos’ through the pedestrian and cycling lane because the lane goes along this area. So it is an ideal place to stroll and enjoy the view, surrounded by peace and harmony.

THE THREE SCENIC OVERLOOKS IN ‘LA CUBA’ 

Mirador de La Cuba

The natural setting of this fishing district is the ideal place to watch the horizon, a place where the sailors used to check the sea state and a place with an excellent view of the mouth of the firth and the harbour. Below, you can see ‘La Ribera’ and ‘La Riberuca’ beaches.

These scenic overlooks are essential to understand the job of Suances fishermen in the past.

SHORTCUT  ‘LA FUENTE DE ENMEDIO’

Atajo de la Fuente de Enmedio

From this fishing district, there is an old trail that leads to the lower part of town. This path is known as ‘Fuente de Enmedio shortcut’ and formerly it was widely used, especially by women, who went to the laundry to wash clothes.

This trail that has been recently restored runs among vegetation and trees and so it allows you to enjoy a unique landscape. It ends up in the Landscape Park of La Ribera.

Definitely, it is a place which is really worth visiting.

 

VUELTA OSTRERA

The municipality of Suances, due to its topography of coastal town, offers many different interesting places, such as ‘Vuelta Ostrera’. It is an area flooded by tidal marsh and a passing area for many migratory bird species.

Here you can see amazing views of high tide at dawn and at sunset from the scenic overlook in Cortiguera.

 PEDESTRIAN AND CYLING LANE

Senda Peatonal Ciclable

It is 5.7 km long from ‘La Riberuca’ beach in Suances to San Martín district in Hinojedo.

The lane also runs through the municipalities of Santillana del Mar, Torrelavega, Cartes and Los Corrales de Buelna. This area is known as ‘Arco Verde’ of Saja-Besaya river basin. It is an ideal place to enjoy a nice walking and excellent views while enjoying healthy activities and sports.

BEACHES

Above all, Suances beaches are worth mentioning. There are 6 beaches and all of them are a must-see due to their particular features: Riberuca, Ribera, Concha, Locos, Tablía and Sable.

You can find more info in the section ‘Beaches’.

CIVIL ARCHITECTURE 

You can find interesting architecture not only in Suances but also in the rest of towns. Some of them deserve a special mention

  • Casa de los Polancos, siglos XVI- XVIII (Suances);
  • Restos de defensas costeras de la Punta del Torco, siglo XVII (Suances);
  • Casa Ayuntamiento, finales del siglo XIX (Suances);
  • Colegio San José, año 1903 (Suances);
  • Castillo de Florencio Ceruti, año 1904 (Suances);
  • Casa de la familia Fernández Celaya, siglo XX (Suances);
  • Quinta del Amo, siglo XX, de estilo pintoresquista inglés (Suances);
  • Casa de los Arece, siglo XVII (Hinojedo);
  • Casa de los Velarde, siglo XVIII (Hinojedo);
  • El Molino de Sala, siglo XVII (Hinojedo);
  • El Molino de la Lastra, siglo XVII (Hinojedo);
  • Casa de los González- Barreda, siglo XVIII (Cortiguera);
  • El Molino del Espino, siglo XVIII (Cortiguera);
  • Casa y capilla de los Quirós, siglos XVI-XVII (Puente Avíos);
  • Torres de San Telmo, siglo XVI (Tagle);

RELIGIOUS ARCHITECTURE

 Suances also has a wide variety of religious architecture in different towns. Some of them deserve a special mention: