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Suggestion of Restaurants/Camino-y places/unmissable things in Santander?

Anamya

Keeping it simple
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Lebaniego (2019)
Hi all

All going well, I'll have 1 and a half day in Santander after I finish my Camino Lebaniego this year. Any suggestions of unmissable things to do there?
I will stop by the cathedral to get credentials before my walk, and plan to visit the Peninsula de Magdalena on my return. I'd appreciate any suggestions of tasty places to eat or nice things to see :)
 

Bradypus

Antediluvian
Camino(s) past & future
Too many and too often!
Take a very short ride on the free funicular and look out over the rooftops and the sea. Especially attractive at sunset.
 

Canuck

Veteran wanderer
Camino(s) past & future
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Hi all

All going well, I'll have 1 and a half day in Santander after I finish my Camino Lebaniego this year. Any suggestions of unmissable things to do there?
I will stop by the cathedral to get credentials before my walk, and plan to visit the Peninsula de Magdalena on my return. I'd appreciate any suggestions of tasty places to eat or nice things to see :)
Hi! Anamya,
Take the little ferryboat (ida&vuelta) to Somo (it's part of the Camino Del Norte) for a very enjoyable short ''cruise''. You can have lunch on the beach at Somo.
Enjoy!
Jean-Marc
 

backpack45scb

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2001 CF, 04-6 LP, 07 Port, 08-10 Arles, 11 Mozá,12-13 Gen-LP. 00-10 PCT, 15 Norte, 16 Primi
You should walk around the Peninsula de la Magdalena A nice big park area, Replicas of Columbus's ships, a huge festival of the children going on when we were there.
 

Anamya

Keeping it simple
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2015)
Portugues (2017)
Lebaniego (2019)
Thanks for all the suggestions!

As a big food fan, are there any dishes that are typical from the region that I should try in Santander?
 

Jan_D

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Aragones (2011)
Frances (2012)
Norte (2013, 2014)
Hospitalera (2014)
Portugues (2017)
It's 2.5km along the Santander waterfront to the nearest beach (and even further to the Magdalena peninsula) so a nice long stretch if you aren't quite ready to stop walking on your rest day - you could even go around further, past the Faro up and westwards, to get a 'wilder' view of the Cantabrian coastline (some Nortegrinos have been choosing this as a more scenic route to get out of Santander). Or, as Canuck suggested, catch the ferry to Somo just across the bay, and grab a nice seafood lunch.

If you're into contemporary art, the new Centro Botin on the waterfront in Santander might have something good on (you can't miss it, a big white space-age structure - here's a link). And if you're into art of the more ancient variety, you could visit "El Castillo" cave in Puente Viesgo, 30 mins from Santander - although this might require a bit more planning (there are a few buses per day with Alsa).
 

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
SJPDP-Finisterre X 2 - 2016 & 2017, El Norte - Irun to Vilalba 2018
I don't know the last time I've actually had cereal, but this is so rad, I just might have to stop in. Whats the name of the place?
Sorry, I didn't take note of the name, but I'm pretty sure that it was right on the Camino as you walk through Santander.
 

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