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With less than 1800 persons this small town in the north of Spain offers a handful of interesting sights such as the Capricho de Antonio Gaudí, the neo-Gothic Palacio Sobrellano and Capilla Panteón de los Marqueses de Comillas both designed by Joan Martorell. In the opposite hillside you find the Universidad Pontificia.
Comillas became a notorius place in the late XIX century when the Marquis of Comillas, a former humble men who emigrated to Cuba (an spanish colony at that time), became a very wealthy and powerful man that came back to Spain with his fortune. He offered his house to the Spanish royal family and they spent some summers in Comillas invited by the Marquis. That was the beginning of Comillas as a renowed place and that's also the reason that explain why Comillas was one of the first places to have electric lighting in Spain.
Comillas in the last decade of the XIX century was a very wealthy village an you can see that in the beautiful houses all around the village, the Universidad Pontificia, the Monuments and cemetery.