Free tour

Santander, Novia Del Mar - Get to know and experience the city with authentic Cantabrian guides

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on July 04, 2019

Bachelor in geography, Master in natural hazards, Expert in geographic information systems, Environmental Educator and Official Guide of the CCAA of Cantabria. But beyond qualifications, what matters to me is to make known my land and my city and for that I am here, to convey what I know in a way true to the facts but always from the good vibes and fun, because there is no to forget that here one does not come to class but that this is to have fun learning. I can offer you nothing more than my willingness to enjoy the experience and the promise that I will do everything in my power to make your walks with me memorable.

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
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Tour description

Due to seniority, experience and know-how of our team, the "most best" perfect route to have a first contact with the capital of Cantabria , its history, its people, its traditions and with the orange umbrella guides: OFFICIAL, ACCREDITED AND CANTABRIAN 100%. They won't take you "to cuchus" but they will teach you, entertain and excite you like no other. Get ready, not to get to know Santander, but to live it as if you were from here.

Welcome to Santander, the so-called "most beautiful bay in the world".
That of the idyllic landscape, the beaches, the aristocracy of El Sardinero, the illustrious characters, the bank,... but also that of the seafaring life, the docks, sardines, fishermen, neteras and raqueros.

A city of many faces and contrasts that has always been and will be "La Novia Del Mar". Join us in this "love-hate" story, capable of overshadowing Romeo and Juliet, as you walk through and get to know each street and monument of one of the jewels of the Cantabrian Sea.

  • Our tour will begin in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento , in the heart of the city, where we will whet your appetite to go to the Mercado de La Esperanza and see a sample of daily life in Santander, as well as local gastronomy. You'll see how much fun you get.

  • With our mouths watering and in case someone has sinned from gluttony, we will go to mass. Not literally, but we will visit the Church of the Annunciation, the Cathedral of Santander and its surroundings, to learn about them in detail, how Santander "married" the sea and how this is shown in the streets we walk on. This city teaches much more than it seems!!!

  • But every relationship has its moments of crisis. With the Plaza de Alfonso Disastrous Valentine's Day that led to the Great Fire of 1941. They love each other, but sometimes they kill each other!!!

  • It's not all drama here. The expansion is the result of the best and most beautiful moments of this peculiar couple. We are going to drop by the Pereda Gardens, the Plaza Porticada, the Plaza de Pombo or the Mercado del Este , some of the scenes of the greatest growth and prosperity in the city. Emblematic places with a handful of illustrious people as narrators of the story.

  • We already know a lot about Santander, but who better to know the gossip of the couple than the lifelong neighbors. For this reason we will cross the neighborhood of El Arrabal , home of sailors and rederas, the most traditional streets of the city and where, if you close your eyes and concentrate, you can still feel the screams, the salt, the waves and the hustle and bustle of the boats.

  • In the end, with the best and worst moments, a long-standing relationship pays off. A tour of the docks of Santander, along Paseo Pereda , will serve as the best show of the city's relationship with the Cantabrian Sea and to introduce the couple's churumbeles: the Raqueros . Those little characters who, during the 19th and 20th centuries, were among machinas, birles, hurrias and cabbages and who became an eternal icon.

As? Have you noticed it? What are those dirty words? A cuchus , gazuza, hurria, cole,... ? Don't worry, don't worry about reading this. You will understand, when you come with us, that we Cantabrians have a peculiar vocabulary and our words are the most authentic. What better than a local guide, from the usual La Tierruca, to put the subtitles on this film so that you understand every detail of our way of being.

What do you say, do you dare? Doesn't all this make you a little crazy ? We have a lot to guide you on this route and to have as much fun together as sparrows in a quagmire.

By the way! Bring your furry friends to stretch their legs. We are 100% pet friendly!!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Plaza Ayuntamiento, 1A, 39002 Santand...
    Plaza Ayuntamiento, 1A, 39002 Santander, Cantabria, Spain
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    The guide will be in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento of Santander, generally in front of the municipal building, with an orange umbrella clearly visible. If it's not the orange umbrella, it's not the authentic ones from Tour Santander. Don't let them sell you white brands.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Plaza del Ayuntamiento
  • 2
    Free admission
    Mercado de la Esperanza
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Calle Juan de Herrera
  • 4
    Outside visit
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Catedral de Santander
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Plaza Alfonso XIII
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Jardines de Pereda
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Centro Botín
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Plaza Porticada
  • 10
    Free admission
    Mercado Municipal del Este
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Calle Arrabal
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Plaza de Pombo
  • 13
    Outside visit
    Paseo de Pereda
  • 14
    Outside visit
    Los Raqueros

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Laura 19 Jul 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Héctor ha sido un guía de 10. Muy simpático, hace la visita muy amena! 100% recomendable.
charo 18 Jul 2024
Mairena del Aljarafe

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Un gran profesional, nos enseñó mucho y fue muy ameno, lo recomiendo totalmente.
Eva 17 Jul 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Un tour muy entretenido y curioso
Leonor 17 Jul 2024
El Astillero

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Travelled in group - Jul 2024
Entusiasta y un enamorado de su tierra un 10
Modesto 16 Jul 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Lo vive con pasión. Ha sido un free tour interesante y ameno. Gracias, Hector
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 10 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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