and one of the most beautiful landscapes in Cantabria.
The city is arranged around a large natural harbor, Bay
Santander, where there are large green spaces like parks
in the Peninsula de la Magdalena. Culminating this Peninsula you will
find the Palacio de la Magdalena, a building that was donated by
the inhabitants of the city to King Alfonso XIII, who used it
for 18 years as a summer residence. Since then the palace
became a symbol of Santander.
Among the natural surroundings of Santander there are also highlights the Park
Cabo Mayor, located in the nearby town of Cueto, with cliffs
that reach 50 m.
But mostly Santander is synonymous with beautiful beaches: the
Magdalena, the Sardinero and the Camel are some examples.
Unfortunately, very little of Santander is the preserved old town due
to a fire that took place in 1941 for two days and swept all
historical part away. The fire was even affected part of the
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption.
But without doubt, Santander certainly stands out from any other place on earth
for having the Altamira Cave, located in the nearby
Santillana del Mar. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 1985
for the findings of his stunning paintings of the Paleolithic