Things to see and do - Santander
Unmissable tourist sites
Santander Travel guide
Santander : Michelin's recommendations
Entirely rebuilt after being destroyed in a tornado in 1941, Santander is one of the most elegant seaside resorts on the Cantabrian coast and is also an important port. Built to the north of a wide bay, hemmed in by the narrow peninsula of La Magdalena and the Somo sand bank, the town is also famous for its international summer school and music and dance festival.
Tourist attractions Santander : Things to see and do
E - Santander
Santander's seaside resort hs four beaches, the largest two of which, the Primera Playa El Sardinero and the Segunda Playa El Sardinero (separated by the Piquio Gardens), extend over 3km of golden sand, in a bay running from the Magdalena peninsula t..
E - 39000 Santander
The beauty of the landscape, and the sublime views it offers, have made this peninsula one of the town's most sought-after districts. Take a stroll through the park, an oasis of greenery, as far as El Sardinero where there is a small zoo and replicas..
Calle Bailén E - 39004 Santander
Housed in the basement of the Diputación, this is made up of collections from digs in prehistoric caves around Cantabria. Most items come from the Palaeolithic period with engraved bones and batons. Closed for restoration.
Arco Iris, 3 (Plaza Numancia) E - 39010 Santander
Prix Prices from : 38 €
Hotel Picos de Europa is set in the heart of Santander, just 600 metres from Santander Train Station. This small hotel offers comfortable rooms with free internet access. Most rooms at the Picos de Europa have a private balcony. They also have an en..
Calderón de la Barca, 3 E - 39002 Santander
The Abba Santander can be found in the centre of Santander just 100 metres from the train station and ferry port. There is a 24-hour reception and tourist information can be provided. All modern, air-conditioned rooms have free Wi-Fi, a plasma TV wi..
Nicolás Salmerón, 3 E - 39009 Santander
Prix Prices from : 51 €
The good-value Celuisma Alisas is next to the ferry port in central Santander and has 24-hour reception and a free internet terminal. Santander train and bus stations are just 200 metres away. The large, functional rooms in the Alisas all have free ..
Andrés del Río 7 E - 39004 Santander
The gastronomic reference in the city, an accolade even more worthy of merit given its location in an area teeming with restaurants. Traditional cuisine with a modern touch and pleasant attention to detail.
Calderón de la Barca 9 E - 39002 Santander
The name of this 80 year-old restaurant is in fact an alias, as the house was originally known as the Taberna Marinera Machichaco. Inside, the old and the new have combined to create a designer and maritime inspired bar. Extensive à la carte menu of ..
av. Alfonso XIII-6 E - 39002 Santander
Tetuán 23 E - 39004 Santander
This restaurant has a bar area with a seafood tank and a functional dining room with a minimalist feel. The owner-chef creates traditionally based and attractively presented cuisine with a focus on top quality ingredients. Interesting tasting menu!
Repuente 20 E - 39012 Santander
This restaurant partially occupies a large 19C colonial-style residence. It has an attractive main building that is home to the restaurant's private dining rooms, as well as brighter, fresher and more informal annexes featuring a chill-out zone. Mode..
Eduardo Benot 4 E - 39003 Santander
Pleasantly-run centrally-located business. Has a busy public bar, followed by a dining room with appropriate décor and another similar room on the mezzanine. Good menu.
Ruiz de Alda 16 E - 39009 Santander
A very popular restaurant. The Machinero's traditional menu is complemented by a variety of gastronomic events, some based on a particular theme, others showcasing seasonal products. Busy café and attractively appointed dining room.
pl. de los Remedios 1 E - 39001 Santander
Enseñanza 6 E - 39001 Santander
The chef here has a clear penchant for elaborate cuisine. This is apparent both in the wine bar at the entrance, where fancy tapas are served, and the dining room, where guests can choose from the enticing selection of contemporary dishes on the à la..