Friday, 2 September 2011

Vega de Pas, a typical Cantabrian town

At the heart of the Pas Valley is a typical town of this region. With just over 300 inhabitants it isn't a buzzing metropolis but it is a sanctuary for the peace and calm of rural life.

The buildings are made from stone and are enchanting to see with their wooden balconies overlooking the street.

Typical architecture

The main source of income in this area is from agriculture although the town is less than an hour away from Santander, the capital of the region.

The band stand
At the centre of the town there is a band stand, although I'm not sure how often the band plays here! And no small town would be complete without a church.

Vega de Pas church
There are places to stay and to eat in this little town and also a number of bakeries selling the local specialities of sobaos (a type of sponge cake) and quesadas (a cross between a cheesecake and a flan), so there's no need to leave empty handed!

Hasta pronto!


  1. As always a beautiful new part of Spain, the whole place looks real nice but I particularly like the church it’s very nice, looking forward to seeing more of Spain.

  2. Spain always look so amazing in pictures!

  3. Hello Andrea, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.
    Your photographs of Vega de Pas are wonderful. I especially love the picture on your previous post of the Pas Valley, it looks so beautiful.