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    Monument to the Marquis of Comillas.

    by DanielF Written Mar 28, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Antonio López López, the first Marquis of Comillas was one of the most important men in XIX century Spain.

    His origins were not aristocratic at all. On the contrary, he was born in a very humble family. so humble indeed, that he had to look for a better life in Cuba. He was a self-made man and returned to Spain with a considerable fortune. He invested it in a shippong company based in Barcelona, where he became one of the most prominent members of the Catalan bourgeoisie.

    The King Alfonso XII awarded him the title of Marquis of Comillas for the services given to the kingdom during Cuba´s independence war.

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    The most romantic cemetery.

    by DanielF Written Mar 27, 2003

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    Favorite thing: I think that cemeteries are usually a very romantic place. But, of all the cemeteries I have seen, the one in Comillas is, undoubtedly, the most romantic one. Can you imagine the scene? The ruins of a Gothic abbey on top of a small hill overlooking the ocean and teh sculpture of a gardian angel on top of the ruins.

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    Gaudi!

    by garridogal Written Aug 21, 2011
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    Favorite thing: While searching for *the* Gaudi in Comillas we passed the street named after him. Well.... we just knew that we had to be close!

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    Lovely bar

    by garridogal Written Aug 21, 2011
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    Favorite thing: We didn't visit this bar/restaurant but I had to include a photo of it. The tiles, wood work, and flowers just caught our attention.

    So pretty!

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    Humble residences

    by DanielF Written Mar 28, 2003

    Favorite thing: The traditional houses of the fishermen and peasants may be more humble, but they do not lack of picturesquism.

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    Aristocratic flair

    by DanielF Written Mar 27, 2003

    Favorite thing: Comillas has been for decades the summer retire for many wealthy aristocrats and entrepreneurs. This can be felt in the elegant atmosphere that reigns in this place.

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    The charm of the old town.

    by DanielF Updated Mar 27, 2003

    Favorite thing: The streets of the old town are lined with picturesque buildings characteristic of the regional architecture of coastal Cantabria.

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    The coast around Comillas

    by DanielF Written Mar 27, 2003

    Favorite thing: The coast around Comillas provides excellent opportunities for hiking: secluded sandy beaches, impressive cliffs and lush stuaries are at easy reach.

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