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Museo Maritimo del Cantabrico, Santander

(3.7/5 based on 320+ 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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  • We went with our small and he passed it great watching fish, boats, models, etc... Stunning real skeletons of whale, sperm whale and giant squid.
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  • Many and different species marine above all of the Cantabrian modern and well located for park or walk. On the terrace restaurant overlooking, good menu of the day.
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  • We went to visit the Maritime Museum of Cantabria and we liked it very much, this distributed on 3 floors, at last have a terrace and cafeteria, restaurant, has easy parking.
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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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