Located in the north of Spain and the capital of the region of Cantabria, it is one of the most important cities in the country.
Magdalena Palace: this was the summer residence of King Alfonso XIII and Queen Victoria Eugenia for 17 years. It is located on the highest point of the Magdalena Peninsula. The palace is undoubtedly one of the city's main tourist attractions.
Botín Centre: if you are passionate about art, this recently opened centre is a space dedicated to art and creative development. It has two large exhibition halls, an auditorium with capacity for 300 people and a café-restaurant run by Jesús Sánchez, who has two Michelin stars. It is located in a perfect area to enjoy the best views of the bay.
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Santander: founded in 1908, it has constantly evolved to become today a place for the exchange of ideas. The art collection ranges from works from the 16th century to the most contemporary.
Festival Palace: since 1991, facing the bay, this palace has been hosting numerous national and international shows. It is an avant-garde building with three completely different halls.
Other places of interest
The wild beaches at Costa Quebreda are located about 10 kilometres from Santander, defined as the paradise of the north. The rocks blend perfectly with the golden sand in a wild and furious Cantabrian sea.
The Cabo Mayor lighthouse is a lonely lighthouse perfect to visit and enjoy one of the best sunsets the city has to offer. To get there, take a short walk where you can see cliffs and beaches.
The El Caballo lighthouse, located in the town of Santoña, has gained fame over the years due to its spectacular scenery with the turquoise waters of the sea.
The Cabezón Redwood Forest, a place to stroll in the midst of hundreds of giant sequoias more than 40 metres tall.
The source of the river Asón has a 70-metre high waterfall. Both winter and spring are ideal times to visit it, when the river is at its highest.
Pechón Peninsula, located between the estuaries of Tina Mayor and Tina Menor next to the border with Asturias, is an unspoilt coastal corner with incredible beaches, viewpoints and landscapes to remember.