When it comes to visiting Santander, we must take into account that distances are not that long.
By walking you will be able to make the most of the city, see museums, monuments and enjoy its spectacular views… If you prefer, there are other options as taking public transport, the tourist bus or hiring a bike, among others.


We will devote our first day to visiting the essential places in Santander.

City Hall

Río de la Pila Funicular

Ntra. Sra. de la Asunción Cathedral
Visit to the Church and the Cloister

Alfonso XIII Square. Banco de España, Post Office, CIAMS Interpretation Centre

Porticada Square
Visit its archaeological site

Promenade. One of the “Most Beautiful Bays in the World”

Reina Victoria Avenue. Amazing viewpoint above the Bay

La Magdalena Peninsula

El Sardinero
Beauty and Glamour

Cantabrian Maritime Museum


On the second day we can visit museums, go deeper into the city centre, walk around Las Llamas Park or contemplate impressive views from Mataleñas and Cabo Mayor Lighthouse.

Menéndez Pelayo Library

MAS. Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

Menéndez Pelayo

La Esperanza Market

Este Market – Shops, exhibitions and Archaeology and Prehistory Museum

Santa Lucía

Las Llamas Atlantic Park
The lung of the city


Cabo Mayor Lighthouse Impressive views


Now that we know the most important points of the city, we can spend our time in discovering its outskirts and outlying districts.

Alameda. 750 metres of entertainment, shops and restaurants.

Barrio Pesquero. Sea gastronomy and catering trade.

Coastal Interpretation Centre

La Virgen del Mar

For nature lovers

A tour around the Bay on board a Regina.

This boats cross to the towns of Somo and Pedreña throughout the year. There are also longer trips covering the entire Bay. Price: From €2.40 to €9.

Mataleñas Path

Pedestrian route going from El Sardinero up to CaboMayor Lighthouse. You will contemplate astonishing cliffs and beaches while enjoying the Cantabrian Sea breeze.

The North Coast

Route from Cabo Mayor Lighthouse to La Virgen del Mar. The wildest coastal nature is mixed with the most traditional rural area. It can be covered on foot, by bike or by car.