Santander – a walk around the capital of Cantabria

Santander
You now know perfectly well what my favorite destination in Spain is – the north, with its small and large towns, and houses built in the middle of nowhere. Its somewhere I can go at any time of the year and today I invite you to enjoy a walk around Santander.

These photos were taken at the beginning of July and as you can see, the weather in this part of Spain was somewhat whimsical, and even in summer you can’t expect to have constant clear skies. However, the views are so beautiful that they can be enjoyed regardless of the weather, in sunshine or with rain.

Visiting Santander is best done at a leisurely pace, stopping – as is expected in Spain– for coffee or tapas or just to enjoy the views. The ideal route just unfolds itself in front of you. Starting in the old town at the Cathedral, and then walking towards the modern Centro BotĂ­n (the BotĂ­n Foundation arts and culture center – a good idea for a cold/rainy day), walking along the waterfront up to the Palacio de la Magdalena. The palace itself is recognized by fans of the Spanish “Gran Hotel” TV series. Beautifully located on a small archipelago and surrounded by a breath-taking landscape, its undoubtedly an attraction which can’t be missed if you intend to visit Cantabria. Further along, the walk takes you along a sandy beach where you can stop for a bite to eat and a drink in one of the restaurants with views of the sea and then continue walking up to the Faro de Cabo Mayor lighthouse.

If you’re interested in other views of Cantabria, I have other posts on the blog full of my favourite places. Take a look here.

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