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Palacio de La Magdalena, Santander
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A former seasonal residence of the Spanish royal family, Palacio de La Magdalena contains numerous fine paintings by Spanish painters and offers vistas out onto the sea from the top of the Magdalena Peninsula. The best way to see the 20th-century palace is on a tour. The reception rooms in particular impress, and note the the curiously designed student dormitories--which were originally stables--built in a medieval English style. Take a moment to greet the penguins and seals in the small marine enclosure near the entrance. Arrange to visit Palacio de La Magdalena and other attractions in Santander using our Santander family vacation planner.
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  • Great time to visit the Royal Palace and especially suited for families with children since it is located in a beautiful park on board the sea where there is a display of galleons and is also a kind of zoo with penguins and sea lions
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  • Beautiful building at the top of the cupcake, just a but is not open to the public, except for marriage ceremonies, at least what commented them upon arrival.
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  • We had come on another occasion and we couldn't do this visit. Totally recommended. Very nice guide. The impressive Palace inside.
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  • Nice palace, unfortunately not much of the original rooms are left to be seen. The best conserved room can only be seen through the door. The visit is worth it, since it cost only 3eur
  • Beautiful from outside! The spot is really awesome
  • Amazing views of the Cantabrigian Ocean
  • Elegante
  • Historic and beautiful place