Santander Vacations & Travel Packages!
The capital of the autonomous community and historical region of Cantabria in Spain, Santander is located west of Bilbao and east of Gijon. The city is best known for its golden sand beaches and natural beauty. Santander is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful and elegant cities on the northern coast of Spain. Both mountains and sea are continuously present in the city captivating tourists with its soothing atmosphere, historical buildings, magnificent bay, and a plethora of other tourist attractions.
Places of Interest in Santander
El Sardinero Beach
A popular seaside destination in Santander, El Sardinero Beach boasts seafront terraces, several elegant hotels, and excellent restaurants. This beach is ideal for sunbathing, seaside dining, strolling, and surfing. The picturesque promenades of the beach are wonderful for coastal strolls. During summer, the sandy beach remains packed with colorful beach umbrellas.
Playa del Magdalena
A long and golden beach area of Santander, Playa del Magdalena is listed as a 'Blue Flag' beach. The waters of this beach are calm enough swimming. There are platforms designated for swimmers to sunbathe and rest. There is an open-air snack stand at Playa del Magdalena offering refreshments. The beach extends for around one kilometer.
Museum of Prehistory and Archaeology
An impressive museum allowing visitors to learn about the prehistoric world of the Iron Age and Paleolithic Era, Museum of Prehistory and Archaeology boasts an assorted collection displaying around 1,200 objects. Many of these items were discovered in the ancient caves of the Cantabria. The collection also comprises antiquities from the ancient cities of Juliobriga and Castro Urdiale.