17 Sights in Santander, Spain (with Map and Images)
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1. Palacio de la Magdalena
Magdalena Palace, a building on the Magdalena Peninsula opposite the island of Muro in the city of Santander, was built between 1909 and 1911 through popular subscriptions to accommodate the Spanish royal family. The work of architects Javiergonz á lezriancho and gonzalo bringas vega, which sits where the ancient fortress of the Holy Savior is located, protecting the entrance to the bay. Starting in 1912, it cost 700,000 pesetas and was borne by the city council and many local families, who carried out painstaking micromanagement, such as 100,000 pesetas in society, sardines or 1,000 pesetas of loot families. The financial problems of being able to afford the job led the executive committee to even buy Christmas lottery tickets to try their luck, but it didn't succeed. It was redecorated in 1913 and immediately became a summer home for King Alfonso XII and his family, who regularly occupied it until the proclamation of the Second Republic. Designed by riancho gonz á lez in 1914, the stables mimic medieval English villages, with steep sloping spire roofs, visible timber structures and more.
2. Palacete del Embarcadero
The Palacete del Embarcadero is a building in the city of Santander, Cantabria (Spain). The Palacete del Embarcadero is located on the seafront, next to the Pereda promenade and gardens. Work of Javier González de Riancho, with portico towards the sea and angular turrets, it is a building projected in 1920 and finished in 1932. It functioned as a passenger station, later used as a barracks of the Armed Police, and since it was reopened in 1985, it serves as an exhibition and conference hall. It is owned by the Port Authority, being one of the spaces enabled by the Port of Santander to promote and disseminate maritime-port culture and heritage. It is dedicated to both own exhibitions and traveling exhibitions.
3. Palacio de Riva-Herrera
The palace of Riva-Herrera or Pronillo is located in the neighborhood of Pronillo in the city of Santander, Cantabria (Spain). It is declared as an Asset of Cultural Interest the set composed of the tower, the walls and monumental complex of the noble house. The enclosure, of about 2000 square meters, has the original building, a tower of the Middle Ages called "tower of Pronillo" to which in the sixteenth century was attached a house with a landmark tower, manor house, chapel, parade ground and a portal with sundial. It is the oldest civil construction in the city.
4. Iglesia de San Francisco de Asís
The church of San Francisco is a Catholic, apostolic and Roman temple, eclecticist, located in the Cantabrian city of Santander; It stands at No. 9 Calle de los Escalantes. It is the work of the Santander architect Javier González Riancho, one of the most prestigious architects in Cantabria, who designed it in the mid-twentieth century after winning the 1940 project competition, being inaugurated in 1953. It belongs to the bishopric of Santander, and is included in the lists of the artistic-religious heritage of Cantabria.
5. Palacio de Festivales de Cantabria
The Palacio de Festivales de Cantabria (PFC) is an emblematic theatre in the city of Santander, Cantabria (Spain). The building is located in front of the bay of Santander and its extensive facilities and technical infrastructure also allow the celebration of congresses, meetings and conventions of any kind. With a multidisciplinary vocation, this cultural center offers a continuous artistic program throughout the year, attracting relevant personalities of the scene, both national and international.
6. Ermita de la Virgen del Mar
The hermitage of the Virgen del Mar is a building located on the island of the Virgen del Mar, in San Román de la Llanilla, municipality of Santander. It is dedicated to the patron saint of Santander, Virgen del Mar. Its location next to the sea has meant its partial demolition during the storms on several occasions. Perhaps its greatest destruction was that of the late seventeenth century.
7. Faro de la Punta de la Cerda
The Punta de la Cerda beacon, also known as Punta de la Cerda lighthouse or Argolla lighthouse because it is close to a mooring where boats arrived with difficulties, is located in the city of Santander, on the Magdalena peninsula. It receives its name because in that place was the battery of Santa Cruz de la Cerda, destined to protect the access to the Bay of Santander from the enemies.
8. Parque Atlántico de Las Llamas
Las Llamas Park or Las Llamas Valley Park is an 11-hectare urban park located in the city of Santander, in the autonomous community of Cantabria (Spain). The first phase of this green space was opened to the public on May 11, 2007, with 426,000 m² still to be executed, almost to the limit with La Albericia. When it is completed it will be the park with the largest trees in the city.
9. Jardines de José María Pereda
Pereda Gardens is a public park in the city of Santander, Cantabria (Spain). Located on land acquired from the sea, they were used as port docks in 1805 and officially opened in 1905, coinciding with celebrations of art and industrial exhibitions. It is a very busy space due to its central position and proximity to the waterfront promenade as well as the arts center trophy.
10. Castillo de Corbanera
The castle of Corbanera is a military fortification built in 1874 in the area of Corbanera, La Maruca, in Monte. It was the main defensive element of the line of walls, fortifications and batteries built to protect the city from possible Carlist attacks during the Third Carlist War (1872-1876). It is a monument declared of Cultural Interest.
11. Iglesia de la Anunciación
The church of La Anunciación or La Compañía de Santander, was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest on November 11, 1992. It is the best example of Renaissance architecture in Cantabria, an architectural style of little implantation in the community. It is located on Calle Juan de Herrera, near Plaza Porticada and the cathedral.
12. Estatua del cardenal Ángel Herrera Oria
Ángel Herrera Oria was a Spanish journalist and Roman Catholic politician and later a cardinal. He established the Instituto Social León XIII to promote the social doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church and named it in honor of Pope Paul VI who elevated him to the rank of cardinal in 1965.
13. Casa Museo de Menéndez Pelayo
The Library and House-Museum of Marcelino Menéndez Pelayo is located in the city of Santander, in Cantabria, (Spain). The library of around 42,000 volumes belonged during his lifetime to the famous writer, passing to the city council of Santander by testamentary decision on his death.
14. Molino de Aldama
The Aldama mill was an old tide mill intended to grind cereal of which only a part remains that is used as a bridge over the estuary of San Pedro del Mar, mouth of the stream of La Tejona in the neighborhood of La Maruca in Monte, Santander, capital of Cantabria (Spain).
15. Panteón del Inglés
The Pantheon of the English is a monument located in the Santander town of Cueto, a few meters from the coast that bathes the Cantabrian Sea, between the Devil's Bridge and the beach of El Bocal, near where the traffic light of Cueto was.
16. Museo de Prehistoria y Arqueología de Cantabria
The Museum of Prehistory and Archaeology of Cantabria (MUPAC) is a museum specialized in prehistoric archaeology and also has collections from the ancient and medieval world. It is located in the city of Santander, in Cantabria (Spain).
Wikipedia: Museo de Prehistoria y Arqueología de Cantabria (ES)
17. Iglesia de Santa Lucía
The Church of Santa Lucía is a Catholic church of eclectic style located in the Spanish city of Santander (Cantabria). It dates from the second half of the nineteenth century and has been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest.
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