Santander Journals

My Santander

A travel journal to Santander by Ricardo!

Quote: Santander, this is my hometown, where I belong to. It is a wonderful place that everybody should visit!

My Santander

Overview

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Santander is one of the prettiest cities in Europe, with which some people calls "the most beautiful bay in the world." The fact is that Santander is not a huge city where you can do a lot of stuff to have fun. Sadly a big part of Santander was burnt in the Great of fire of '44, this cause a big destruction in the city, but it was recovered and you still can find tons of historical buildings all around the city as well as new modern architecture combined with one of the most beautiful boardwalks even seen. An important industry of the city is fishing, so it is a must to visit El Barrio Pesquero, the fish neighborhood where you will find the restaurants with the best fresh fish in the country. Santande...Read More

El Ayuntamiento

Attraction

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El Ayuntamiento, the city hall in Spanish. Santander's city hall square is the center of the city, wherever you go, you will stop by this square. It is famous for the pingeons that are all the time walking around, and also for the retirees that seats on the square's benches, usually chatting with each other. Santander's city hall square has a particular monument of Franco, former dictator of the country. This is one of the two monuments that remain in the whole country.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 7, 2007

El Ayuntamiento
Jesus de monasterio
Santander, Spain

Parque de Cabarceno

Attraction

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Santander's zoo is situated less than 15 minutes away from the downtown. The best thing about the park is that it is in a very open space surrounded by mountains, and all the animals there enjoy a relative freedom, comparing with mostly every other zoo in the world. A very nice part is the farm, where there are most of the animals that you can find in a farm, and you can learn things such as how to take milk from a cow.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 7, 2007

Parque de Cabarceno
Cabarceno
Santander, Spain

Palacio Real de La Magdalena

Attraction | "La Magdalena"

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La Magdalena is a not just a beach. It is a peninsula with great green areas, parks for kids, a light house, and the most important place, the palace. El Palacio de La Magdalena was used before the dictatorship by the royal family in Spain as their summer home.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 7, 2007

Palacio Real de La Magdalena
Avenida de la Magdalena, s/n
Santander, Spain 39005
+34 942 272650

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La plaza de la Esperanza is basically made up by two areas. The first one is the two floor building, that from Monday to Saturday is open until the afternoon. The first floor is the fish market, where all the fresh fish is sold. The second floor has a little more of variety of products, but it is mostly a meat market. The other part of the market is the outdoors, this is not permanent, and it alterns. Some days it is a food market where you can buy all kinds of fruits and vegetables and more stuff. Other days is the gipsy market, where mostly everything they sell is clothing. It is a great experience that you can't find in everywhere, and it is in the downtown are, right behind the city hall.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 7, 2007

Mercado de la Esperanza
El Mercado, s/n
Santander, Spain 39002
+34 942 220529

About the Writer

Ricardo!

Ricardo!
Santander, Spain