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Puerto Chico, Santander

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Once a lively fishing port in the mid 19th century, Puerto Chico is now somewhat calmer, but has not lost the charm that once drew painters and writers from afar. With views of mountain and sea, this tranquil promenade is the perfect place to spend a leisurely afternoon. Sample tapas and fresh seafood along the way, or rest your feet and take in the views on one of the many benches that line the path. Continue east toward the Peninsula de la Magdalena to explore the early 20th-century Palacio de la Magdalena and its gardens, or the nearby beaches of golden sand. You may want to rent a bike to reach the peninsula or go farther north to the beach of Sardinero, which is regarded as one of the most elegant beach resorts in Spain. Put Puerto Chico on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Santander journey planning tool .
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  • August 18, 2017
    Nice view and Nice Promenade, but not really seen something special. For me personally a port, as it often is in Spain.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Advisable to walk along the promenade of Santander. Don't forget to see the beach of el Sardinero and the Maritime Museum.
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  • August 16, 2017
    We were staying at the hotel recommended us a friend who she goes to Santander, we really liked the location and the comfortable rooms. I recommend you to try.
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  • Calm and correct space to take a walk. A bank will miss more and something that provides shade but otherwise everything great
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  • Iconic site that is a must-see if you go to Santander. Ideal area to walk and enjoy the local cuisine.
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  • Beautiful place to stroll on the one hand watching the water and the other city. Only one complaint, missing shadows.
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  • Emblematic port city, old fishermen area. Now part of one of the most beautiful...
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  • Beautiful place to stroll and visit if you go to Santander
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Where to stay in Santander

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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