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Overview Of The Port Of Santander

About Santander
The port city of Santander is the capital of the autonomous community and historical region of Cantabria situated on the north coast of Spain, in south west Europe.

The Cathedral of Santander - Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, is located in the city centre. It was rebuilt after a fire in 1941.

Opposite the cathedral is busy Plaza Porticada square with several official, government buildings and shops on the lively streets of Arrabal and el Cubo. From here you can walk to 'Plaza del Generalísimo' square, then onto the Art Museum.

Stroll along the Pereda gardens from Plaza Alfonso XIII. The gardens were build on the old city port in honour of the local writer Jose Maria de Pereda whose statue by Coullaut Valera stands in the gardens.

In the northern part of Santander you will find the beaches of Sardinero, which is divided in two parts, separated by the gardens of Piquio. The gardens were built in the 19th century, from here you can see the peninsula and famous Palace of Magdalena.

The Royal Palace of la Magdalena was once a residence for kings and queens who came to the city for their holidays. In the park of Magdalenda there is also a small zoo as well as three galleons used by sailor Vital Alsar.

Other beach options include the small beach of Peligros, close to the Reina Victoria avenue and a bit further away from the city centre is the beach of Molinucos and Mataleñas, close to the lighthouse of Cabo Mayor.

Puerto Chico (Little Harbour) is a good place to people watch and sample local dishes in the many bars and restaurants here. A gentle walk by the harbour will bring you to the Maritime Museum.

Santander has a number of shopping districts spread around the city and countless antiques stores and art galleries. For Spanish ceramics, head to the neighbouring town of Santillana del Mar.

On the city's outskirts, on the Calle de Jerónimo Sainz de la Maza is El Corte Ingles, a giant department store complete with supermarket, cinema and a huge selection of themed souvenirs.

Nearby places to visit include Bilbao (and the Guggenheim Museum) and Santillana del Mar, a picturesque town renowned for it's medieval architecture.

Typical dishes in Santander include 'rabas' (fried squid), 'bocartes rebozados' (whitebait) and fresh fish. 'cocido montañés (meat, bean and cabbage stew), 'quesada' (cheesecake) and 'sobaos pasiegos' (sponge cakes) are also traditional dishes here.
Cruise Terminal
The modern cruise terminal is located in the city centre. Facilities include a shop, restaurant, banks, telephones and a tourist information. You will also find the Ferry Terminal nearby.

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