Santander Cantabria, Spain

Cantabria is a Spanish historical and autonomous community with Santander as its capital city. It is bordered on the east by the Basque, on the south by Castile and León, on the west by the Principality of Asturias, and on the north by the Cantabrian Sea.

My favorite pictures from Cantabria.

My favorite pictures from Cantabria.

Santander is located east of Gijón and west of Bilbao, the city has a population of 178,465 (2013).

Scenery on the way to Santander.

Scenery on the way to Santander.

There was once many beautiful palaces, temples and houses in the town. Regrettably, Santander fell victim to a great fire in 1941. Fanned by a strong south wind, the fire burned for two days.The fire destroyed the greater part of the medieval town centre and gutted the city’s Romanesque cathedral.

Landscape of Santander; Plaza de Pombo en Santander (The Plaza de Pombo in Santander)

Landscape of Santander; Plaza de Pombo en Santander (The Plaza de Pombo in Santander)

Got the tourist map at the tourist infomstion office, I walked around the town for a couple of hours.

Tourist map of Santander, the map from Planet Ware.

Tourist map of Santander, the map from Planet Ware.

Iglesia de San Francisco (Church of San Francisco)

Iglesia de San Francisco (Church of San Francisco), Santander.

Iglesia de San Francisco (Church of San Francisco), Santander.

The San Francisco Church is located on the street Escalantes in the historic area of the city next to City Hall. This neoclassical style temple was built between 1940 and 1953.

Museo Municipal (Municipal Museum)

Municipal Museum of Fine Arts and Library, and Former Resident Menéndez Pelayo.

Municipal Museum of Fine Arts and Library, and Former Resident Menéndez Pelayo.

Jardines de Pereda (Pereda Garden)

Mrcado de La Esperanza (Esperanza Market), built in the 1800s.

Mrcado de La Esperanza (Esperanza Market), built in the 1800s.

Ayuntamiento (City Hall of Santander)

City Hall of Santander

City Hall of Santander

Goblerno Civil, Santander (Civil Government)

Goblerno Civil (Civil Government) and Delegación de Hacienda (Tax Office in Cantabria)

Goblerno Civil (Civil Government) and Delegación de Hacienda (Tax Office in Cantabria)

Iglesia del Cristo Catedral (Christ Church Cathedral)

Iglesia del Cristo Catedral (Christ Church Cathedral) Santander

Iglesia del Cristo Catedral (Christ Church Cathedral) Santander; The General view, Cloister, Interior and Altarpiece of the Cathedral.

The gothic cathedral is a historical monumental complex built between the end of the 12th century and the 14th century on top of the former Santander Abbey. It has been extended and renovated in later times.

Jardines de Pereda (Pereda Garden)

Jardines de Pereda (Pereda Garden) Santander

Jardines de Pereda (Pereda Garden) Santander

Santander’s famous garden, Jardines de Pereda is built on re-claimed land in an area that was once the old city port of Santander.

Estacion Maritim (Maritime Station, Ferry Port & Terminal)

Maritime Station, Ferry Port & Terminal, Santander.

Maritime Station, Ferry Port & Terminal, Santander.

Santander Ferry Port is located in the heart of the city of Santander within easy walking distance of shopping and city attractions.

Iglesia de Santa Lucia (St. Lucy Church)

Iglesia de Santa Lucia (St. Lucy Church) Santander.

Iglesia de Santa Lucia (St. Lucy Church) Santander.

The Parish of Saint Lucia is located in the city center. The first stone church was made the September 18, 1854. It was declared of Cultural Interest in 1987.

Palacete del Embarcadero (Residence of Pier)

Palacete del Embarcadero (Residence of Pier of Santander)

Palacete del Embarcadero (Residence of Pier of Santander)

Plaza de Pombo has traditionally been a meeting place and focus of collectors and children, to exchange stamps or stickers from various collections.

Museo de Prehistoria (Museum of Prehistory)

Museo de Prehistoria (Museum of Prehistory) Santander

Museo de Prehistoria (Museum of Prehistory) Santander

The Museum of Prehistory and Archaeology is a modern exhibition in Santander Eastern Market, located in the city center on Calle Hernán Cortés. The building, built between 1839 and 1842, was declared of Cultural Interest in 1986.

Puento Chico (Puertochico)

Dock Puertochico in Santander

Dock Puertochico in Santander

Puento Chico (Puertochico, officially called Matias Montero) consist of a group of streets in the vicinity of the basin of the same name.

Real Club Marítimo (Club Maritime of Santander)

Club Maritime Santander (Real Club Marítimo de Santander)

Club Maritime Santander (Real Club Marítimo de Santander)

The Real Club Marítimo de Santander (RCMS) is a private club for the purpose sports.

The town of Santander is really nice, I would like to stay more but it’s impossible, I have to go to the booked hotel in the small village Santillana del mar today.

Flowers from the Northern Spain

Flowers from the Northern Spain

 

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