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. To visit Palacio de La Magdalena on your trip to Santander, use our Santander trip app .
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  • August 20, 2017
    The site is beautiful. With children it is nice, because you have a mini zoo, a playground, beaches, boats, and the gardens surrounding the Palace. The train is silly but if you go with children is fun, you have a bit of history. A very nice place to spend the morning or day.
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  • August 20, 2017
    Really nice and even more you see the Spanish flag waving fair. Is located on the seafront and is impossible to miss.
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  • August 20, 2017
    Much green and with much grass so the kids run. Stunning views. Stroll up and down
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  • Looks alright, is nice to have a walk with family around. You have a very nice view from there but doesn't deserve five stars.
  • Beautiful place but as all northern Spain foreigners are not welcomed even if tourists offices are great. The guide could speak English but refused and charged my younger son an entrance ticket while it is free below 10 years old because he is 10...
  • Beautiful from the outside, inside very restricted as it is used for official functions and other events. The gardens are a pleasure to stroll...
  • It's been a great time to begin here!
  • Amazing lodging, although without a TV in the room

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For views over the water and a wide selection of restaurants, consider staying near the Puerto Chico, or "little port," area. Lodging on the historical Camino de Santiago en Santander street puts you in the path of many of the city's walking tours. The streets that jut off Alameda de Oviedo are full of markets, cafes, and shops that put you in the middle of activity.
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