Santander Sights and Landmarks Guide, Spain
Santander, Sights – Main Attractions
Once you have decided that Spain is this year’s final destination, you should definitely start planning every step that you will take in this amazing country. Besides the beautiful cities of Barcelona, Valencia and the capital Madrid, you should also give a chance to less known but amazingly beautiful cities, such as Santander. Santander Sights are definitely worth visiting, fist of all due to numerous architectural and history related places and for its friendly and welcoming people.
Santander Cathedral is a gothic building, dating back to the 12th century when the locals decided to raise a new church on the place of the old monastery “The Abbey of the Holy Bodies”. Four centuries later, the cathedral was expanded with new chapels, turning into a monument of pride for the local administration till 1941, when the Great Fire seriously damaged it. However, the church was restored and now consists of: Church of the Christ, the crypt and Basilica of Santander, the main body.
Palacio de la Magdalena (The Royal place of La Magdalena) is a breathtaking place, located only a few kilometers away from downtown. It represents without any doubt the most emblematic building of Santander, being a mixture of the English and French style. The Palace has been home to many famous kings in 1982 being declared „historical monument”
Santander, Sights – Natural Attractions
Santander is definitely a blessed place. Its strategic position, bordered by the sea has created many beautiful places just perfect for a one day visit. For example, Cueto, located in the north of the capital of Cantabria represents a popular touristic attraction. It is here that you will admire breathtaking landscapes, such as The Park of Cabor Mayor, covering more than 100 000 square meters, Cabor Mayor Lighthouse, the oldest in the region and Devil’s Bridge, a breathtaking “gift’ of the nature.
Santader Sights also gives you the chance of having a splendid panoramic view of the Cabor Menor region as this amazing city is blessed not only with seaside but also with mountains. This place has everything you need, from beaches (Dangers beach, Camel Beach, El Sardinero beach etc), to peninsula (Magdalena Peninsula) and little villages resembling heaven (San Vincente, Barquera and Santona).
Once you feel that there is nothing more left to be seen in Santander, just get back to your map, then mark this city as a place where you have been and continue your discovery of Spain with Bilbao Travel Guide and Pamplona Travel Guide in your hand.
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