Top Attractions in Santander
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- We spent a morning walking around the headland. This was time well spent. Make sure you stop on a regular basis to take in the differing vistas.Written November 30, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Walked around the house a part of our walk around the headland. Very pleasant building to see with some great views out over the sea. Well worth the effort of walking there from the city.Written November 30, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Nice beach not so far from the center of Santander.
The sand is very fine and nice to have a break on the beach.Written October 29, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- A very nice park with stunning views of the Bay of Santander and the jagged cliffs and shore below. There is parking, a restaurant and the prominent lighthouse, which has an art gallery within.Written October 24, 2022
- This museum is excellent, well presented, and - in contrast to many museums - all the interactive displays seemed to be working! There is a fabulous self-guided tour through the neolithic era, with some amazing interpretation videos of stone-age life: Creating weapons, hunting, and preparing meat... so detailed and authentic are these recreations, that vegans of a nervous disposition will probably find it quite disturbing (and they will undoubtedly be very vocal about it, so leave them at home with their lettuce).
There is a staggering array of magnificent artefacts, from neolithic to medieval, with a large Roman-era collection - but it's the earlier stuff that is the real star of the show here.
Many of the exhibits also have English translations, but some of the projected video presentations will naturally be in Spanish. However, this does not detract from the overall experience of this super little museum.
We thought it was a fantastic museum, and we will definitely swing by again when we visit Santander. Definitely a bargain for just €4 entrance...Written November 11, 2022
- Fantastic beacon on both sides of this stop of land with stunning views and peaceful location great boat ride over from Santander well worth a tripWritten May 9, 2022
- Came with four adults and seven children from 5-15. All enjoyed the museum and sea world which very well presented. Had lunch in the restaurant after and they deduct price of entry from the bill (so keep hold of receipt from the entry). Not cordon bleu but ok food. It's a set menu of three courses (three choices for each) for €20 per adult and €10 for kids. They also provide bread rolls, bottled water and very nice rioja as part of the deal. No indication that there is any limitation on these either 👍. The tables very nicely laid with table cloths and a great view all round of the bay of Santander.Written March 1, 2020
- Fantastic area full of shops, bars, cafés and restaurants. Beautiful Bay Area for walks or riding a bike. Great views of the ocean.Written May 9, 2022
- We were in Santander after docking at the ferry port.
We arrived early so decided to stretch our legs and take in some more sea air!
A wonderful beach, very quiet and with great views!Written October 17, 2021
- Nice garden between 2 beaches 20 min from the center of Santander, where around there are many hotels, restaurants and more.Written October 29, 2022
- This is a series of statues that are worth walking to see along the promenade. Reflect a time gone by. Visit as part of your walk to the headland and palace.Written November 30, 2022
- A beautiful chapel in honour of the Virgin of the Sea, which is originally several centuries old. Located on a small island, access is normally done through a bridge but you can also walk through the sand at low tide. The area is better known for the beach, which is very popular during the summer. There are some trails in the area, and from the cliffs you can enjoy looking west a great view of Soto de la Marina. The area is great for enjoying a swim or tanning on the beach during the summer, and also for a nice picnic or hiking. During fall, winter and spring it is a great area for storm watching. Just be careful with the cliffs and donn't get too close to the water if the weather is rough. There is plenty of parking before the beach. Recommended.Written November 12, 2017
- This peaceful little park is just up the road, app. 500m, from the center of Sardinero, a beautiful suburb of the magnificent city of Santander. It stands on a raised promontory overlooking Sardinero's fantastic tree lined beach and promenade. It is full of beautiful plants, with little arbours, plenty of quiet seating areas with magnificent views of the beach and little wooded islets, across the bay. I wandered up to have a look after unpacking from my ferry journey from Britain, earlier in the day, sat down for a rest, nearly fell asleep, so restful. Later that evening, after dinner, I looked out at the sea and promenade in the fast fading daylight, and something caught my eye, twinkling lights, I wasn't sure what it was. It was intriguing, so I wandered out into the lovely cool evening air, and strolled towards what, I wasn't sure.
It was the pretty little park I had visited earlier in the day, with very tasteful lighting, shimmering through the damp, dew laden trees, so beautiful, it took my breath away. I sauntered up and sat among the scented plants, listening to the waves below, on the beach. A lovely end to a great day, a brilliant mini-cruise journey on the Brittany Ferry, fantastic room at the Sardinero Hotel, gentle stroll in the afternoon, then a lovely surprise to end the day, who could want more?Written February 2, 2018
- Stunning and impressive building built in an area with several luxury hotels, restaurants and cafes and more and close to some famous Santander beaches.Written October 29, 2022
- They have an electronic screen where you can see how many people can still be in which is much needed because you need to go downstairs and if at the end the place is full you'll need to get backWritten August 27, 2021
Frequently Asked Questions about Santander
- The best day trips from Santander according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Picos & Potes
- Full Day Private 4WD Tour from Santander to Picos de Europa. Excellent meals.
- Private Puente Viesgo Caves Full-Day Tour from Santander
- El Castillo & Las Monedas Caves And The Pasiego Valleys
- Full Day Self Guided Tour in Santillana del Mar and Comillas