Museo Maritimo del Cantabrico, Santander

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Museo Maritimo del Cantabrico is an award-winning aquarium where you can experience the world under the sea up close. Exhibits include a history of marine life, fishing techniques, and shipbuilding through the ages. Head to the basement to see a huge range of exotic fish and other creatures. While you explore, keep an eye out for the whale and dolphin skeletons. Demonstrations and feedings are also available, so check the schedule. A visit to Museo Maritimo del Cantabrico represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Santander tour itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Pretty Museum with various subject areas, especially shark feeding at noon is very cool, friendly staff. The most info is there only in Spanish, what the experience for people who are not proficient, perhaps restricts. This is my only criticism.
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  • Great place to learn about marine life, to have a good time so if you're alone or in family, easy parking and is situated in a place of wonderful views.
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  • We were with the family and children a Sunday afternoon which is free. The Museum is small but very nice. Spectacular whales and sperm whales from the entrance. Also the giant squid. The Aquarium is small, but interesting with lots of sharks. We ate in the restaurant of the Museum. Good but expensive and with little food. At least the kids menu. All the children were hungry.
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  • Value for money visit. A small regional maritime museum with a cute aquarium. Very interesting. Great restaurant on top floor with great views where you have a generous discount giving the museum receipt.
  • Really worth a visit! Loved the big, medium and smaller aquariums with sealife from Cantabria and Santander. Also there are reproductions of how a biology scientists lab was in the old and modern days. You will also find a walk through the history of life at the sea, focused on the life of fishermen of the area and also military vessels and expeditions. The repreoductions are really well crafted and the visit is fun and very interesting. I was amazed by the whole skeleton of a rorcual whale they had, which was not captured of hunted down but it died at the shore and after its death was used for scientific purposes. Also their a giant squid and some facts about the myth and legend of the Kraken. It is a bit faraway of yhe city centre but you can get there by strolling slowly by the seawalk and enjoying the view (20 min walk from city centre)
  • Nice museum with beautiful views and also a huge Pokemon nest in Santander.
  • The Museum is very well facilities are clean and the attention from the staff very good. Sunday afternoons admission is free, yet not very crowded of people. It is the Museum of Cantabria, so you're not going to see tropical fish or other things as in the San Sebastian and Valencia is made to know the aquatic wildlife of the Cantabrian Sea yet is very well it is the fourth time that we will and do not last a site pretty relaxing. You should visit it.
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  • Excellent museum. Very full and Nice. The restaurant is very well and they have views of the entire Bay.
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