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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.

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Tourist attractions Santander : Things to see and do

  • 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..

  • 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..

  • Housed beneath the Mercado del Este since 2013, this museum shows remarkably vividly the evolution of culture and ways of life, from the Paleolithic Era to the Middle Ages, through displays based on digs carried out in the 50 or so prehistoric caves ..

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Hotels Santander

  • Piñamar

    Ruiz de Alda, 15 E - 39009 Santander

    This city-centre hotel is conveniently located between the Plaza de las Estaciones transport hub and the city’s charming, traditional fishing district. The central setting of the Piñamar means that you can easily walk to Santander’s main sights, s..

  • Hotel Picos De Europa Two stars Two stars

    Arco Iris, 3 (Plaza Numancia) E - 39010 Santander

    Prix Prices from : 35 €

    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..

  • Hotel Bahía Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Avenida Alfonso XIII, 6 E - 39002 Santander

    Prix Prices from : 57 €

    Overlooking Santander Bay and the city’s cathedral, Hotel Bahía offers free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception. Santander’s ferry terminal and main train and bus stations are just 200 metres away. The Hotel Bahía’s spacious rooms have plasma-screen satel..

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Restaurants Santander

  • Machinero Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Casona del Judío Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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..

  • Olleros Comfortable restaurant 

    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..

  • Bahía Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    av. Alfonso XIII-6 E - 39002 Santander

  • Puerta 23 Comfortable restaurant 

    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!

  • El Serbal Very comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    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.

  • El Machi Tapas bar 

    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 ..

  • El Grand Cru Tapas bar 

    San José 23 E - 39003 Santander

    This gastro-bar with a contemporary ambience is in the very heart of the city. Facilities include a bar, dining room and a more exclusive space in front of the kitchen. Up-to-date cooking and interesting menus.

  • Coliseum Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    pl. de los Remedios 1 E - 39001 Santander

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