Throughout the history of Cantabria, the sea has been more than just the daily horizon of our coastal peoples; it has been an open door for the arrival of other people. The great experience in navigation in the Bay of Biscay and the mastery of shipbuilding techniques could not leave us on the sidelines of the exploratory enterprise. It was therefore no coincidence that sailors such as Juan de la Cosa, master of the Santa Maria, worked alongside Columbus.
The pavilion met national criteria. Both in the external structure, which symbolically recalled the Santa Maria ship, and in its interior - a reproduction of the Altamira Caves - we tried to faithfully reflect all aspects of Cantabria: history, nature, culture, art...
We wanted all the inhabitants of the mountain to participate in a history in which they were and will be the protagonists, and that the bridges linking Spain and America that our forefathers established continue to exist.
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