Parador de Santillana Gil Blas

In the heart of the most famous town in Cantabria

Parador de Santillana Gil Blas

Plaza Ramón Pelayo, 11 39330 Santillana del Mar (Cantabria)

Register number: H-G-5280

+34 942028028

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Mapa Parador de Santillana Gil Blas

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In the heart of the most famous town in Cantabria
Parador de Santillana Gil Blas

A magnificent 17th c. noble town house stands in the heart of Santillana del Mar, a town declared as a National Monument. This building is now the Parador de Santillana Gil Blas, which takes its name from the famous literary rogue created by Alain-René Lesage in 1715.


Behind an attractive stone façade, a hospitable and elegant interior awaits you, with wooden floors and comfortable rooms, some of which have a fireplace. All this, combined with the regional décor, will take you back to an earlier, more peaceful age, ideal for enjoying a pleasant evening accompanied by the Parador’s excellent cuisine.

Entrada del Parador de Santillana Gil Blas
Exteriores del Parador de Santillana Gil Blas

Located at the lower end of a plaza, next to the Torre del Merino and opposite the town hall, the Parador de Santillana Gil Blas occupies what was the old Casa Barreda-Bracho, a 17th c. Baroque town house built in the style of the homes of the local nobility of the period.


Characterised by the use of stone masonry in the façade, with notable features such as the coat of arms of the Barreda-Bracho family and four cast iron balconies, the building was converted into a Parador in 1946, to become one of the first establishments in the Paradores Network.

Santillana Gil Blas Baño

Rooms to dream about

The rooms at Paradores combine design and modern services to perfection. In each room you can enjoy the comfort and elegance of the design and furnishings, and the best views in destinations you will want to return to again and again.

Standard Double
Junior Suite
Superior Double
Services and facilities

All the comforts you need

aire acondicionado

air conditioning



Caja fuerte

Laptop safe


Gastronomic space


Paid parking




Minibar with a carefully selected selection of products


Outdoor parking





Servicio de habitaciones

Room service

Servicio de prensa y revistas digitales

Digital press and magazines service

Tecnología ChromeCast

ChromeCast technology


Free Wifi

The gastronomy of the Parador

The best regional cuisine in unique spaces

Paradores offers the exclusive experience of enjoying regional, local and local cuisine in unique spaces. Our cuisine is strongly linked to the places where the 98 hotels are located, presenting the best gastronomy from the different Spanish regions. Pioneers in local cuisine, we have reinforced our commitment to local products in search of the best raw material and reaffirming our commitment to sustainability.

Santillana Gil Blas Restaurante Ventana

Take advantage of the Paradores offers

  • Ein Paket mit Frühstück oder Halbpension, das eine astrotouristische Tour beinhaltet, bei der Sie die Geheimnisse unseres Himmels in Starlight-zertifizierten Gebieten entdecken können.

  • A night longer at a Parador can make a big difference.

  • Redeem your points for hotel stays

  • 20% off on one-night's bed and buffet breakfast for two people + 1 entry per person to the spa circuit.

  • What to do?
    Explore the surroundings in Santillana

    Santillana del Mar, “the most beautiful village in Spain” according to the French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, is a welcoming and special place since you can only visit the town on foot. Car free, this beautiful little town offers some very special routes, where you’ll fall in love with the beautiful buildings such as the Casa del Águila and la Parra, the statue of the Man of Altamira and the old town hall right in front of the Parador.


    If Santillana is famous for one thing, it’s for the prehistoric paintings of the Caves of Altamira, the so called Sistine Chapel of Cave Art. Visits are now restricted to prevent further deterioration, but you can go to and see an exact replica at the National Museum and Interpretation Centre of Altamira. What’s more, just a few kilometres away you’ll find beautiful villages such as San Vicente de la Barquera and Comillas, where you can see El Capricho by Gaudí. If nature is what you prefer, you can relax at the nearby beaches of Urbiaco, Cobreces and Suances, or visit the spectacular natural monuments of the Cave of El Soplao or the sequoia forest of Monte Cabezón.

    Imagen bloque qué hacer

    At the Barreda-Bracho mansion, which is now the Parador de Santillana Gil Blas, you can begin a walking tour of the historic quarter and discover its unique buildings, such as the Casa del Águila and the Casa de la Plaza, or the old town hall building.

    Just 2 kilometres from the village is the zoo, and just over 15 kilometres away is beautiful village of Comillas, which is protected by the Cantabrian Sea. Nature has also been kind to Santillana del Mar, and near its historic centre are the Santa Justa and Ubiarco beaches. Other nearby destinations, which also have beaches, include Cobreces, Suances and San Vicente de la Barquera.

    Celebrate your event in our halls

    The Medieval village of Santillana is the setting for this Parador, which occupies a 17th century manor house and another built later. Cosy, intimate terraces and lounges, which are steeped in history, and which have capacities from 10 to over 200 people. All of this in the heart of the historic centre of a unique town, moulded in stone and wood, just 25 km from Santander.

    Salones del Parador de Santillana Gil Blas


    Maximum capacity : 100
    m²: 80


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