Santander (Cantabria), in the north of Spain, is a combination of green mountain landscapes with white sand beaches, elegant mansions, and palatial architecture with avant-garde buildings and the unmistakable echo of its seafaring past. Many cities within a city, perfect for discovering.



La Concha beach is a local favorite. From beautiful architecture to the lively promenade, there are a lot of activities to enjoy. This is one of the few beaches in the area where you can rent loungers and beach umbrellas. There are numerous restaurants along the promenade as well as several hotels.


Sardinero beach is located in the heart of the city of Santander and is one of the most popular beaches in Cantabria. It is easy to access even for people with limited mobility. It has a wide range of services and is bordered by an attractive seafront promenade.


Mataleñas is one of the most beautiful beaches in Cantabria. From this beach, you can see Cape Ajo. Beside the beach is a County Council 9-hole golf course. There is a promenade that starts at this beach, runs along the entire length of the golf club, and ends up in El Sardinero. To get to this beach you have to go down some steps off the promenade. The sand is fine and white, with absolutely crystal-clear water. There is a lifeguard service. The walk has beautiful views of the Peninsula of Magdalena. It lies well inland and is sheltered from the wind.


Most of the 1,200 objects on display in this museum date from the period between the Upper Palaeolithic and the Iron Age. There are also artifacts from the Roman era, mostly from Julióbriga and Castro Urdiales, the ancient Flavióbriga. Of note in the medieval collection is the ivory belt buckle from the Santa María de Hito archaeological site.