Historical records reveal many curiosities about Colindres. Some have been verified, such as the fact that the municipality inspired one of the landscapes in ‘La Regenta’, Leopoldo Alas Clarín’s most famous book (the author spent his summers in a town near Santoña). Others are yet to be confirmed, such as the fact that Christopher Columbus’ ships ‘La Pinta’ and ‘Santa María’ that took him to America were built in the local shipyards. Curiosities aside, the locality contains Cantabria’s third-largest fishing port and one of the autonomous community’s most representative heritage pieces: the Treto Bridge, inspired by the works of Gustave Eiffel, the architect responsible for the famous Parisian tower.