Peninsula of Magdalena, Santander

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Jutting out into the emerald Bay of Santander, Peninsula of Magdalena contains the Palacio de la Magdalena palace and gardens and two clean beaches for your lazing pleasure. Head to the peninsula's small zoo to glimpse penguins and seals. Check out the full-scale reproduction of the Santa María, one of Columbus’ ships that sailed to the New World. Paths offer views of dramatic cliffs over the Cantabrian Sea. Alternatively, a small train circles the peninsula, delivering the same vistas with significantly less effort. Plan a Santander trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • August 20, 2017
    Great location, beautiful but... poor penguins and seals. Cheese because this Bay is really extraordinary!
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  • August 20, 2017
    The Magdalena peninsula is in a spectacular location and the views over the Bay of Santander are really worth. It must be part of the visit to the city of Santander, no doubt. The buts are, at least in August, the noise caused by the setting of the festival being held there (sound tests...) and the palacio de la Magdalena is very difficult to visit, due to the activities of the UIMP, weekends from 10 to 13 hours only. Other tourist attractions are normal: there is the typical train which turns you (well if it gets very hot, with cool weather better walking) and the mini zoo is OK if you go with children but it's not of this world.
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  • August 19, 2017
    You have to go absolutely. You get there if you want to take the train because it rightly should contribute to the economy of the area and because they give interesting explanations, but then turn walk every corner has its own sea when we went sailing boats were at Brest in France and were hauled there in front: show. The Palace should be visited but in summer it's half a day only in the morning coming down you can swim at the beach
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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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