Best things to do and see in Santander
Santander is the capital of Cantabria and is located in the northern part of Spain. Its different landscapes that combine sea and mountains, as well as human action with nature, make this coastal city one of the best options for tourists and travelers. The Sardinero beach is possibly the most emblematic and characteristic part that we can find within the Bay of Santander that is bathed by the Cantabrian Sea to which it accompanies a quite mild climate throughout the year.
There are some essential places that you should know if you are visiting this beautiful Cantabrian city. If you have asked yourself what to see in Santander you need another question, with whom? If you do a free walking tour with a local guide, you can discover the less touristy and more real places, as well as know the culture and history of buildings, monuments, streets, beaches ... You can not leave without taking a stroll through el Sardinero or statues of the Raqueros that there is near the Maritime Club, to go up to the funicular of the River of the Pile or to take something in the Square of Cañadio, to see the Botín Center, the Cathedral or the Place Pedro Velarde. Go to the Cabo Mayor Lighthouse, get lost in the Piquío Gardens or the Pereda Gardens, visit the Maritime Museum, see the Magdalena Palace, go to the Town Hall Square or the Mercado del Este.
The travelers usually leave their opinions and valuations of the free tour that they do in Santander, providing information about the route, the local guide and how they have lived the tour. Other cities that you can also get to know through guided tours are Valladolid, Gijón, Oviedo and León.