The AidaStella brings more than 2,600 passengers to Santander

The City Council hopes the visit of the cruise is a benefit to the commerce of the city

The ship ‘AidaStella’ company Aida, from El Ferrol and bound the French port of Le Verdon, has docked in the port of Santander on Saturday, near 10.00. This is the third and last of the scheduled stops this year in the city for this crucero.LO MORE

The ship, with 2,600 passengers, mostly German, and more than 600 crew members, will be in town until 17.00 pm today.

The City Council has warned of the arrival of the cruise associations of traders, hoteliers and other sectors, such as taxi drivers, with the goal of qualifying for their presence in the city.

A total of 10 cruise ships will come ashore in the city when the season of 2014 in which, as a novelty, have come to Santander shipping two new finishes: P & O and Crystal. The latter has already visited the city this week, with the docking of Crystal Serenity, a ship of 249 meters long and up to 1,000 passengers. The company P & O visit the bay with Adonia, 181 meters long and up to 700 cruise passengers, the 2nd of October.

The reflection of the history and the Cantabrian sporting success

General exhibition area and module Sail Sports Museum, which makes sports history for a tour in the region opens to the public

Santander has unveiled Thursday the overall exhibition area and module Sail Sports Museum, which takes us through the history of sport in Cantabria and shows numerous trophies, kits and donated by athletes from the region objects.

The mayor of Santander, Iñigo de la Serna, and the President of Racing, Juan Antonio ‘Tuto’ Sanudo, have toured the facility, located at the Palais des Sports, led by the area councilor, Luis Morante.

Along with them have also been athletes like Booty Diego sailor, skier Juan Jesús Gutiérrez Cuevas, Vicente Miera footballer or Pure Chus rally driver.

During the months of August and September, you can visit the museum for free, Monday through Friday, from 11.00 to 13.00 or 18.00 to 20.00 and from October, the hours will be extended and guided tours to be organized all schools. According to the news agency EFE, the museum, which will be expanded with nine other modules, has a general exhibition area which reviews key moments in the history of sport in Cantabria from its beginnings to the present, through events such as the creation of the Club Race in 1870, and showing the surfboard with Ruben Gutierrez won the 2013 world championship Knee board.

The route is divided by steps comprising various periods that have passed the Spaniard sport, complete with videos, testimonials from athletes, images and display cases.

Among the most prominent objects that can be seen in this exhibition are the first rackets provided by the Royal Society of Tennis Magdalena, a model of the aircraft with which Juan Ignacio Pombo from Santander traveled to Mexico in 1935, oar wood on loan from the Rowing Association Pedreña or bike that Oscar Freire won the World Cup in Verona in 1999.

Santander Mayor stressed that this museum has a “very high” level in terms of content and said that “no museum of its kind is unknown in Spain”, in which a city is your sport of community collaboration a “large” number of professionals who have achieved merit, medals and world championships.

Of the ten modules that will complete the overall exposure, currently only open to the public module sailing, dedicated to sports feats of Antonio Gorostegui, Pichu Torcida, Fernando Chávarri and Berta Betanzos, during the celebration of the World Cup next month Santander.

However, he noted that gradually incorporated nine modules that pay tribute to different athletes, clubs and institutions that have made history in Cantabria.

Thus, a course module focused on Severiano Ballesteros will open; one of football, dedicated to Paco Gento; one of athletics, with José Manuel Abascal, and sisters Ruth Beitia Fuentes-Pila; one of cycling, with Oscar Freire; one for the Racing; one for the Club Deportivo Teka; one for local sports, as drifters and bowling; and one for the court, the Davis Cup.

Therefore, according to De la Serna stressed the museum will continue to grow and will include new pieces and new triumphs.