This house-tower was the residence of the High Merino of Asturias de Santillana and, therefore a symbol of royal power and the prevalence of Santillana as the centre of the Merindad. This building still keeps the battlements and defensive merlons as a symbol of a former military function.
  Ramón Pelayo square. Santillana del Mar
Period of Art:
  14th. century.