Fuente Dé to Santillana Gil Blas

We woke up this morning to sunny clear skies. Overnight it had snowed on the mountains around us but not down at the Fuente Dé Parador. 

We took the cable car up the mountain, enjoyed the views and walked around in the fresh snow.  The cable car goes up almost 2,500 feet. As you can see the views are fantastic. In our cable car there was a family with a sled. We saw a few families sledding with kids chortling with joy. 

You can rent snowshoes and cross country skis at the top. We saw people using both. There are several trails that started at the top of the cable car. 

It was warm in the sun a truly spectacular spot. We went back down the cable car to our car. Next we went back to the coast out the canyon road we came in on yesterday. We stopped at the Picos de Europa visitor center. 


On the coast we stopped at a beach on our way to our Parador at Santillana Gil Blas. 

I’m not quite sure what this house is but I think it looks cool. 

Santillana Del Mar is a beautiful old town. We  walked around exploring a bit before dinner. 


For dinner I started with roast vegetables. The fan shaped things are mushrooms. 


Duke had a half plate of anchovies and a half plate of croquettes. 

We each had sea bass with spinach as our main course. 

Author: marionvermazen

I am a traveler, hiker, avid reader, Sun alumnus, computer geek, Spanish and French language student, knitter and genealogist. I am retired after working for almost 30 years in the Computer Industry. I live in Reno, Nevada with my husband Duke.

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