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 penin..
Pl. del Obispo José E. Eguino E - 39002 Santander
Perched on the hill, the cathedral looks more like a fortress. Badly damaged by a fire i 1941, it was rebuilt in the Gothic style. The baptismal font inside is actually a Moslem ablutions basin. The crypt dates back to the 12C.
Rubio 6 E - 39007 Santander
Aside from the paintings by local painters, this museum contains several works of art by Goya: the portrait of Ferdinand VII and famous watercolours such as Disasters of War , Bullfighting and Caprices and Dreams .
Nicolás Salmerón, 3 E - 39009 Santander
Prix Prices from : 50 €
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 ..
Calderón de la Barca, 3 E - 39002 Santander
Prix Prices from : 50 €
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..
Remedios, 1 E - 39001 Santander
Set in a former cinema, this hotel features a unique façade and is located 200 metres from the Fine Arts Museum in Santander. It offers free Wi-Fi and a bar-café. The modern rooms at the Silken Coliseum come with air conditioning, satellite TV and a..
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 ..
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..
pl. de los Remedios 1 E - 39001 Santander
Gómez Oreña 15 (pl. Cañadío) E - 39003 Santander
The owner-chef displays great enthusiasm. Boasts a tapas bar at the entrance, a modern kitchen visible to customers and a dining room with good table service.
av. Alfonso XIII-6 E - 39002 Santander
Guevara 7 E - 39001 Santander
A classic of the chain most representative of the El Bierzo district. It is defined by the rusticity of its wood, and the exquisite produce on sale. It has two dining rooms.