Santander Things to Do

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    Espera tu ola Wait for your wave

    by elpariente Updated Sep 28, 2005

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    Los surferos esperan siempre su gran ola.En Santander hay gran tradición de surf ya que hay buenas olas y se practica desde hace muchos años. Puedes ir a las playas del Sardinero,Somo,Los Locos o Liencres

    The surfers are allways waiting for their big wave. In Santander there is a great surfing tradition because there are good waves and it is practised since many years. You may go to the Sardinero beaches, Somo, Los Locos or Liencres

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    ¿ Sin Pasta ? Out of money ?

    by elpariente Written Sep 28, 2005

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    Si te quedas sin pasta siempre podrás conseguirte un detector de metales y a primera hora de la mañana buscar algún "tesoro" perdido en la playa

    If out of money you may get a metals detector and go early in the morning to find a treasure in the sardinero beaches

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    Around Santander.

    by chemolari Written Jun 14, 2005

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    Althougb in Santander you can find enough entertainment for a few days you may consider traveling around. The region of Cantabria has many more to offer.

    My favourite:
    Beaches. Liencres, Noja, Langre

    Towns. Barcena Mayor, Santillana del Mar, San Vicente de la Barquera, Lierganes, Potes.

    Mountains. Liebana Valley (Picos de Europa), Reserva del Saja, Puerto de Lunada.

    For Kids. Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno.

    Visit our Neighbours.

    Asturias: Try their cider. The city of Oviedo is very nice.
    Vasque Country. Like food ? The Vasques are the best cooks in the world!

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    Conferences, schools.

    by chemolari Written Jun 14, 2005

    Also in summer, Santander gets crowded with people attending conferences and schools. The most famous is
    the annual seminars organized by "Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo".

    www.uimp.es

    They also offer one of the best courses of Spanish for foreigners.

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    Opera

    by chemolari Written Jun 14, 2005

    In summer (July-August) there is an annual international festival in Santander which focusses in Opera and classical music. The level is normally pretty good so you may want to check it out if you are into this things.

    http://www.festivalsantander.com/

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    Museums.

    by chemolari Written Jun 14, 2005

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    Santander is not the best place if you like going to museums. The most interesting is the "Museo Oceanografico" which includes an aquarium.
    The "Museo de Prehistoria" (prehistory) is pathetic and is better to go to the prehistory Museum next to the famous Altamira Caves in Santillana del Mar.

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    Bullfights.

    by chemolari Written Jun 14, 2005

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    In july-august you can enjoy bullfights at the "Plaza de Toros" de Santander. Sometimes the bullfights are sold out so try to buy the tickets a day or two in advance. You can either buy them at the plaza or in front of the town hall (ayuntamiento)

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    Beaches.

    by chemolari Written Jun 14, 2005

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    No question about. One of the main atractions in
    Santander are its beaches. The most famous is "Playa del Sardinero" in the north part of the city. This ebach is open to the atlantic, the sand is very good and clean. There are cafes and restaurants near the beach.
    The most quiet beach is "Los Bikinis". This one is in the bay so you will not have many waves. Ideal for kids or for a quiet swim.
    Across the bay there are the beaches of Somo. Less crowded and bigger than the beaches in Santander. The best way to go there is by boat. Boats depart from "El Palacete" every few minutes and the return ride cost about 3 euros.

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    The Admiral Sphere

    by chrishc Written Nov 6, 2004

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    I thought this was quite an intriguing bit of sculpture. Having seen it in a guide book we set out to find it, which we did (obviously).

    But since then I have not been able to find any more information on it.

    The sphere

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    The cathedral

    by chrishc Written Nov 5, 2004

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    Theis picture shows nearly all of the brightly decorated artifacts in the cathedral. the interior was quite austere, a refreshing change from some cathedrals which seem to have too much money spent on them.

    The altar

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    The cathedral cloisters

    by chrishc Written Nov 5, 2004

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    The cathedral had really nice cloisters. It was a very popular spot for newly weds . . . while we were there about three newly married couples arrived to have their photos taken. They seemed to have been married elsewhere and come just for pictures.

    Maybe it was the only dry spot in town!

    Popular venue for wedding photos

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    My favourite building

    by chrishc Written Nov 5, 2004

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    Finally managed to get a reasonable picture of the post office building by creeping up behind it on the cathedral steps. Managed to get the wind at my back to stop rain getting on the camera.

    I thought this was a lovely building which reminded me more of a villa than something you would expect from a post office.

    Rear view nicely framed by the trees

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    Poets Garden

    by chrishc Written Nov 5, 2004

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    This garden is a memorial to Jose Estrani y Grau a journalist and writer. I found this poet Gerardo Diego sitting here however he never replied to questions I asked him . . . probably couldn't speak English.

    Just passing time

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    Peace and Quiet

    by nhcram Written Oct 25, 2004

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    This cathedral is lovely. It is not dripping in gold with loads of expensive pictures and artifacts. it is simple with a few special touches. The altar was beautifully decorated and it was very peaceful in here.
    Situated in the city centre it is a lovely place to spend a few quality moments with your thoughts.....

    Altar in cathedral

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    Municipal Fine Art Museum

    by nhcram Updated Oct 20, 2004

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    The museum which is next to the city library has rooms spread over 4 floors.
    It has an important number of works by local artists but its most important painting is Goya’s portrait of Ferdinand V11

    Museum

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