Santander is a plethora of colours, flavours and serenity, whatever the season.
Each image represents a part of this unique experience. The Centro Botín, Palacio de la Magdalena, boats crossing the bay, Mercado de la Esperanza and restaurants with terraces and sea views offering local delicacies are just a few examples. Are you ready to discover Santander at a magical time of year? Today we are going to take a tour of Santander in five images
We will start our route at the Centro Botín, an architectural and cultural landmark. A visit to the Centro Botín in Santander is an experience that will immerse you in a world of art and beauty, in naturally inspiring surroundings.
Surrounded by the peace and calm of the landscape and the shore in the Santander Bay, this contemporary art centre is much more than just an example of impressive architecture, designed by prestigious architect Renzo Piano. It is also a cultural refuge where art and nature come to form a unique fusion.
Immerse yourself in the avant-garde exhibitions, enjoy its peaceful terraces with sea views, and let yourself go with the creativity that flows through this unique location. Centro Botín is a destination that will awaken your senses and nourish your appreciation for art and nature with just one glimpse.
Palacio de la Magdalena
Moving forward in our exploration, our next enchanting stop takes us to El Sardinero, where the majestic Palacio de la Magdalena awaits. This royal palace, surrounded by dreamlike gardens, offers a fusion of history and elegance throughout the year.
The surrounding gardens create a dreamlike location for a peaceful stroll. The fresh air and sea breeze bring a sense of calm that invites you to go inside, where you can discover a fusion of history and elegance. The Palacio de la Magdalena is a refuge of both beauty and serenity, a place where majestic architecture fuses with nature, and every nook and cranny tells a fascinating tale. Wander through the surrounding trees, feel like an English lord in its different rooms, and relax while you discover what it has to offer at this time of year.
A wander around the world’s most beautiful Bay
The Bay of Santander is an incredible setting all year round. Watch as the boats cross the serene water in the Bay, with the sun shining on the horizon. You can enjoy a relaxing stroll along the promenade and feel the cool, salty sea breeze. But there is nothing like a trip on one of the boats that go around the bay daily, whether you fancy heading to Pedreña, Somo, or would rather go on a tour.
Sailing around the Bay of Santander is an experience that awakens your senses and delights your soul. Deemed one of the world’s most beautiful bays, it offers a unique perspective of Santander. The panoramic views of the city, its golden beaches and green mountains that surround the bay are absolutely stunning. The gentle crashing of the waves and the sea breeze add a touch of peace and calm to the experience, making each moment unforgettable.
Mercado de la Esperanza
Continue your journey into the heart of local life at Mercado de la Esperanza, a traditional market that delights all senses. Explore stalls brimming with fresh local produce and indulge in regional delicacies.
Tuck into some fried squid on a terrace with sea views
Finally, our tour pauses on a terrace with sea views in El Sardinero, inviting you to savor the local delicacy, rabas (fried squid), while absorbing the scenic beauty of the Cantabrian Sea.
Santander is famous for its gastronomy, and its coastal location offers the chance to tuck into delicious dishes in unbeatable surroundings. Rabas is a local delicacy you simply cannot miss. There is no better way to do so than by finding a spot on a terrace with panoramic views out over the Cantabrian Sea.
The Santander experience combines culture, history, natural beauty and gastronomy. Each image is a snapshot of some of the magic this city has to offer. Are you ready to explore Santander? The city awaits, ready to offer you an unforgettable experience in Cantabria, and so much more to discover.