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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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  • One of the most magical corners of Cantabria and the best of the city of Santander. Perfect days of storm; the waves crashing on the island of Mouro and across snow-covered mountains. A beautiful building from the outside. The interior is not worth much except to admire the fate of summer tenants have.
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  • A site with much charm. Lots of light and is in a privileged area, full of trees and the sea. It was the place where summer Alfonso XII and his family.
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  • If raisins by Santander is a must-see, the place is preserved in perfect condition and has very nice views! With my friends we spent the day in the place and did picnic. It is accessible but that if! It is best to eat out, places are rather expensive.
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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