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Magdalena Park in Santander

N 4328.151', W 346.023'
2019-10-08
Our rating: 8.00
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The city of Santander is quite famous in the world, primarily due to the eponymous bank, one of the largest in Europe. We stopped here for a walk in Magdalena Park.

Magdalena Park in Santander
Magdalena Park in Santander Yuriy Buriak


Map of the Magdalena Park in Santander
Map of the Magdalena Park in Santander Yuriy Buriak

A distinctive feature of the peninsula is its great natural diversity.

Magdalena Park in Santander
Magdalena Park in Santander Yuriy Buriak


Magdalena Park in Santander
Magdalena Park in Santander Yuriy Buriak


Magdalena Park in Santander
Magdalena Park in Santander Yuriy Buriak

There are also several beaches, one of which is called Bikini (Playa de los Bikinis). This name is not accidental; in the 1950s, foreign students in bikini swimsuits were first noticed here.

Magdalena Park in Santander
Magdalena Park in Santander Yuriy Buriak

The most interesting object on the peninsula is the Royal Palace of La Magdalena. Built in 1909-1912, as the summer residence of King Alfonso XIII and his family.

Magdalena Park in Santander
Magdalena Park in Santander Yuriy Buriak

Currently owned by one of the universities and is used for summer courses and various events.

Magdalena Park in Santander
Magdalena Park in Santander Yuriy Buriak


Magdalena Park in Santander
Magdalena Park in Santander Yuriy Buriak


Magdalena Park in Santander
Magdalena Park in Santander Yuriy Buriak

On the promenade you can see several interesting ships. The most unusual of them is a wooden raft, on which a resident of the city of Alsar Vital set a world record in 1970, crossing the Pacific Ocean from Ecuador to Australia.

Magdalena Park in Santander
Magdalena Park in Santander Yuriy Buriak

A little further there is the Marine Park (Parque Marino), where you can watch fur seals, sea lions and penguins.

Magdalena Park in Santander
Magdalena Park in Santander Yuriy Buriak


Magdalena Park in Santander
Magdalena Park in Santander Yuriy Buriak


Magdalena Park in Santander
Magdalena Park in Santander Yuriy Buriak

Getting there: parking N 43 28.123 W 3 46.484. Buses N1 and N2 to the stop Santander La Magdalena.
Tags, Spain: palace, park

Tags, all countries: palace, park
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