13 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 13 sights are available in Santander, Spain.

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1. Jardines del Palacio de la Magdalena

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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.

Wikipedia: Palacio de La Magdalena (ES)

2. Palacete del Embarcadero

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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 promenade and gardens of Pereda. Work of Javier González de Riancho, with portico towards the sea and angular turrets, it is a building designed 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 the culture and maritime-port heritage. It is dedicated to both own exhibitions and traveling exhibitions.

Wikipedia: Palacete del Embarcadero (ES)

3. Palacio de Riva-Herrera

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The palace of Riva-Herrera or Pronillo is located in the neighborhood of Pronillo of 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.

Wikipedia: Palacio de Riva-Herrera (ES)

4. Iglesia de San Francisco de Asís

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The church of San Francisco is a Catholic, apostolic and Roman temple, eclecticist, located in the Cantabrian city of Santander; 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.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de San Francisco (Santander) (ES)

5. Palacio de Festivales de Cantabria

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Cantabria Festival Palace (pfc) is the iconic theatre in the city of Santander, Cantabria (Spain). The building is located across from Santander Bay, and its extensive facilities and technical infrastructure also allow various meetings, meetings and conferences to be held. This cultural center has a multidisciplinary mission, provides continuous art programs throughout the year, and attracts famous people from home and abroad.

Wikipedia: Palacio de Festivales de Cantabria (ES)

6. Faro de la Punta de la Cerda

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The beacon of Punta de la Cerda, also known as Punta de la Cerda lighthouse or Argolla lighthouse because it is close to a mooring where boats with difficulties arrived, 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.

Wikipedia: Baliza de la Punta de la Cerda (ES)

7. Parque Atlántico de Las Llamas

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Las Llamas Park or Las Llamas Trough 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 completed, it will be the park with the largest trees in the city.

Wikipedia: Parque de la vaguada de Las Llamas (ES)

8. 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.

Wikipedia: Jardines de Pereda (ES)

9. Iglesia de la Anunciación

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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 region. It is located on Calle Juan de Herrera, near Plaza Porticada and the cathedral.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de la Anunciación (Santander) (ES)

10. 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.

Wikipedia: Ángel Herrera Oria (EN)

11. Casa Museo de Menéndez Pelayo

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The Library and House-Museum of Marcelino Menéndez Pelayo is located in the city of Santander, Cantabria, (Spain). The library of around 42,000 volumes belonged in life to the famous writer, passing on his death to the city council of Santander by testamentary decision.

Wikipedia: Biblioteca y casa-museo de Menéndez Pelayo (ES)

12. Museo de Prehistoria y Arqueología de Cantabria

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The Museum of Prehistory and Archaeology of Cantabria, 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)

13. Iglesia de Santa Lucía

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The Church of Santa Lucía is an eclectic Catholic church 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.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de Santa Lucía (Santander) (ES)

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