Politically speaking, Cantabria is the most recent region of Spain. It is located in the north of the country, and gives its name to the sea that bathes its coasts

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San Vicente de la Barquera

San Vicente de la Barquera

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Calderón de la Barca

Costa quebrada, a beach in Cantabria

The name of the region comes from the Cantabri, an ancient tribe which fought against the invasion of the Romans for more than 200 years, until they were finally conquered in the 1st century C.E. One of its popular festivals honors that moment.

Enactment of the Cantabrian Wars during the popular festival hosted yearly in their honor, and called Las Guerras Cántabras.

Its indented coast, the closeness to the mountains and the greenness of its fields have turned Cantabria into one of the most touristic places in Spain. Now, you can enjoy its seas and mountains through our cuisine. Try fried squid or rabas, a dish typical from this part of the country, at St. Vicent Spanish Cuisine!

The sea crashing against the rocks in San Vicente de la Barquera