11 Sights in Santander, Spain (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Santander, Spain. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 11 sights are available in Santander, Spain.

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1. Jardines del Palacio de la Magdalena

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The Royal Palace of Magdalena is a building located on the Peninsula of La Magdalena, in front of the island of Mouro, in the city of Santander, and which was built between 1909 and 1911, by popular subscription, to house the Spanish Royal Family . The work of the architects Javier González Riancho and Gonzalo Bringas Vega, enclava in the place where the old fort of San Salvador de Hano was, which protected the entrance to the bay. It cost 700,000 pesetas of 1912 and was paid by the City Council and a large number of local families who performed a laborious micromeceneazgo, such as the 100,000 pesetas of the El Sardinero society or the 1000 pesetas of the Botín family. The financial problems to be able to pay for the work caused the Executive Commission to even buy Christmas lottery to try their luck, without success. He was furnished in 1913, immediately becoming a summer residence of King Alfonso XIII and his family, who regularly occupied him until the proclamation of the Second Republic. In 1914 the stables were projected by González Riancho, which emulate a medieval English town with pointed roofs of pronounced slopes, wooden frames seen, etc.

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2. Palacete del Embarcadero

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The palace at the pier is a building in the city of Santander, Cantabria (Spain). The palace of the pier is located on the waterfront promenade, adjacent to the waterfront promenade and garden. The work of Javiergonz á lez deriancho, the porch and corner tower facing the sea, is a building built in 1920 and completed in 1932. As a passenger terminal and later used as the armed police headquarters, it has been used as an exhibition and conference room since it reopened in 1985. It is owned by the Port Authority and is one of the spaces opened by the Port of Santander to promote and disseminate the culture and heritage of the harbour. Dedicated to his own exhibitions and touring exhibitions.

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3. Palacio de Riva-Herrera

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The Palacio de Riva-Herrera or Pronillo is located in the pronillo neighborhood of the city of Santander, Cantabria (Spain). The set composed of the tower, the walls and monumental set of the noble house is declared as a good of cultural interest. The enclosure, about 2000 square meters, has the original building, a tower of the Middle Ages called "Pronillo Torre" to which in the sixteenth century a house was attached to a signal tower, stately house, chapel, courtyard of weapons and a carrier with a sun watch. It is the oldest civil construction in the city.

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4. Iglesia de San Francisco de Asís

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The Church of San Francisco is a Catholic, apostolic and Roman, eclecticist temple, located in the Cantabrian city of Santander; It stands on No. 9 of the Street of Los Escalantes. It is the work of the Santander architect Javier González Riancho, one of the most prestigious architects in Cantabria, who projected it in the mid -twentieth century after beating in the 1940 project contest, being inaugurated in 1953. It belongs to the bishopric of Santander, and is included in the lists of the artistic-religious heritage of Cantabria.

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5. Jardines de José María Pereda

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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.

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6. Parque Atlántico de Las Llamas

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The Las Llamas 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, remains to be executed 426,000 m² planned, until almost the limit with the hostel. When finished, it will be the largest parking lot in the city of Santander.

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7. Iglesia de la Anunciación

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The Church of the Annunciation or the Company of Santander, was declared a cultural interest on November 11, 1992. This is the best example of Renaissance architecture of Cantabria, architectural style of low implementation in the region. It is located on Juan de Herrera street, near the Plaza Porticada and the Cathedral.

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8. Faro de la Punta de la Cerda

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The bristle tip beacon, also known as bristle tip lighthouse or ring lighthouse because of its proximity to the ship's difficult mooring equipment, is located in the city of Santander on the Muffin Peninsula. Its name comes from Sow's Holy Cross Battery, designed to protect entry into Santander Bay from enemies.

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9. Estatua del cardenal Ángel Herrera Oria

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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.

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10. Casa Museo de Menéndez Pelayo

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Marcelino Pelayo's library and museum is located in the city of Santander, in Cantabria, (Spain). The library of around 42,000 volumes belonged in life to the famous writer, going to his death to the City of Santander by testamentary decision.

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11. Iglesia de Santa Lucía

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Santa Luc í a Church is an eclectic Catholic church located in the Spanish city of Santander (Cantabria). Its history dates back to the second half of the 19th century and has been declared culturally significant.

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