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For me, Cantabria means sardines. In towns like Pedrena, there are small informal beach bars called chiringuitos. Here I love to feast on sardines grilled over charcoal. But for many others, the great cows found all over the countryside are the symbol of this northern region—and the milk, cheese and ice cream they produce. Join me later this year as we travel up the mountains and down to the seaside of this fertile corner of Spain.

Monday Market in Potes

This traditional market town has some of the best

artisanal cheeses and meats that you will find in the region.
Tel: Potes Tourist office 011 34 942730787

Sierra del Oso Orujo Bottling Plant
C/ Riega de la Iglesia
Tel: 011 34 942 73 20 15

Casa El Macho (Sobaos Pastry Shop)

C/ La Campera, 9
Tel: 011 34 942 59 02 19

Conservas Seleccion Santoñesa (Anchovy Factory)
C/ Baldomero Villegas S/N
Tel: 011 34 942 661 920

Casa Enrique Restaurant
C/ Paseo de la Estación, 21
Tel: 011 34 942 52 00 73

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