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Museo Maritimo del Cantabrico, Santander
(3.7/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
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. Make Museo Maritimo del Cantabrico a part of your Santander vacation plans using our Santander vacation planner.
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  • It is a little expensive for its size. But it is a good choice to visit Sunday afternoon that is free. A large plant with a history of fishing and navigation, basically models. A very small Aquarium and a very large whale skeleton. What about the pictures? Cannot be in the Museum but in the Aquarium itself, doesn't make much sense.
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  • It should be interesting and educational, as they recommended it us especially in le Tourism Office, but provided that is open. It was completely closed, without any note that would explain why we made...
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  • It is a mixture of Maritime Museum of the city (at the top), most uninteresting except for fans, and an aquarium with Museum at the bottom. They stand out, and only that is worth visiting it, real skeletons of whales fully assembled. The Aquarium love to the dwarves. That Yes, they are €8.
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  • 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)
  • 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.
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  • Fantastic. Very interesting exhibition of copies and super friendly workers. No doubt a great Museum. And Sunday from 14, free entry
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  • The kids love to the Aquarium, it is not big but it is magical, 12 to down a diver feeding sharks and been fun to see it. We ate in the restaurant, they have a menu of 17 euros and another child of 10 but discount you complete what you pay the Museum entry. The food is not bad and the staff attentive, pleasant, and in terms of questions them rather strive to explain and help you. By putting a stick... at the restaurant I have had some heat, but my girls say q no.
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