Santander is a city that stretches along the sea. Its marine spirit and harbour nature have conditioned its urban physiognomy, lengthened in search of water. Built on hills, its steep slopes also had much to do in the configuration of the different neighbourhoods. Its fondness for the bay, the only one of the North that is oriented to the South, has shaped a unique personality full of contrasts, sometimes
engrossed in itself but with a taste for the world.