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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Coffee Shop
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“The Nature Park of Cabárceno is not a conventional zoo nor a natural park. It is a space naturalized by the hand of man, from the primitive beauty of its karstic landscape, on the 750 ha of an old open-cast mine. Life is developed in the most natural environment possible for the animals that inhabit it. It is conceived for educational, cultural, scientific and recreational purposes, having become one of the major tourist attractions of northern Spain. It is an ideal place to spend the day with the family as it has many recreational areas, picnic areas, viewpoints, botanical routes, cafes, restaurants, children's playground etc.....”
  • 148 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great art and building designed by famous architect Renzo Piano. The cafeteria is amazing and have fantastic views.”
  • 43 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Altamira Museum is located 2 km away from the urban center of Santillana del Mar in Cantabria, next to the original cave. It was in 1868 and 1879 when engravings of Homo Sapiens, corresponding to the Upper Magdalenian Palaeolithic and a smaller number of Solutrense, were found in the well-known Cave of Altamira, but due to their deterioration, access was restricted, Next to the original cave, the new facilities of the Museum of Altamira and the Neocueva, reliable and meticulous replica of the original.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Museum
“I've heard the aquarium is spectacular and the historical part is quite interesting as well. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Hear the call of the stones, with its beautiful melody, like the sweet song of a mermaid that beguiles you and leads you to the entrails of the Earth.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Walk around the Palace gardens and beaches and enjoy food and drinks at one of the many cafes and restaurants in the vicinity.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Plaza
“A square surrounded by bars where you can stumble from one bar to another into the early hours of the morning!”
  • 39 locals recommend
Mountain
“One of the most impressing national parks in Spain. You can enjoy from nice drive throughs routes to challenging hikes and even winter sports during winter time. For outdoor sports, it is recommended to be familiarised with mountaineering sports and be properly equipped. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Field
“A short bus or car drive away, this stunning national park offers isolated beaches, sand dunes and cliff walks. Popular with surfers and lovers of nature.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Theatre
“The Palace of Festivals of Cantabria, located in front of the bay of Santander, is an emblematic auditorium that has become an architectural and cultural symbol of Santander of the 21st century. Work of the architect Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oiza, was completed in 1991. Since then it has hosted, throughout the year, an extensive cultural program of its own, attracting the most important personalities of the national and international scene. Its facilities also host important international events such as the International Festival of Santander, the International Piano Competition of Santander-Paloma O'Shea or the Music and Academy Meeting of the Reina Sofía School.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Department Store
“Santander y limítrofes poseen varias superficies comerciales de marcas conocidas, que ofrecen servicios de hostelería y entretenimiento en general.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“El Sardinero es una de las playas más emblemáticas y mejores de Santander para pasar un día solo, con amigos o familia. El Sardinero is one of the most emblematic and best beaches in Santander if you want to spend a day on your own, with friends or family.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 4
“Major town near Novales. Has small bars and restaurants and is a good sight seeing spot. (see sightseeing) ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Cable Car
“At the feet of the mighty Picos de Europe, take the cable car to one of Europe's oldest and grandest National Parks. Home to brown bears and wolves amongst stunning peaks. For nature lovers.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Park
“The newly revamped 92.000 m2 gardens are now part of the Botin Cultural Centre, which is expected to have the possitive efect the Guggenheim‎ had for Bilbao. Los remozados Jardines del Centro Botín.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Academic University Building
“beautiful place with an awsome castle and some animals as pingüins or seals”
  • 17 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Este siempre ha sido uno de los resturantes más ricos de Santander. En los últimos se ha popularizado mucho al abrir también en Madrid, por lo que conseguir una mesa se hace más complicado. El tipo de cocina es una fusión de la cocina tradicional, con un toque moderno. Para mí, cada plato es un acierto. Te recomiendo que pidas las Alcachofas con Rabo de toro. Este plato está fuera de carta, y siempre tienen algunas, pero siempre se les agota. Es obligado que lo puedas pedir, no te arrepentirás. Además de las alcachofas, otro plato obligado es el Corte de Queso con Trufa. También podéis pedir la Cecina, las croquetas, Steak tartar o Solomillo. Está todo súper rico :P”
  • 15 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Local sea food in this very good restaurant. It is very small and getting a table can be complicated so book well in advance!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Casino
“beautiful building near beaches where you can win or not something of money”
  • 12 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“The Rabas (squid) is the most typical food of Santander. Try them anywhere or pop into this place to enjoy theirs. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Este lugar es increíble, no solo por su gastronomía sino también por ambiente, y decoración. Será todo un descubrimiento. Cuando vayas no te olvides de pedir la tortilla de patata con salsa de "nosequé" (ojalá que no se les haya terminado por que no la habéis probado igual!!!) También el solomillo con puré de patata trufado está buenísimo, y por supuesto los ravioli de Rabo de toro con Foia son una delicia. Ahh y de entrante la cecina o el queso no puede faltar!!!!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Uno de los mejores Restaurantes de la ciudad. Productos de excelente calidad.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
“ Un buffet de 50 platos variados, con opciones vegetarianas y veganas; un expositor de nuestros pequeños productores ecológicos; un take away para repartir felicidad en forma de comida por toda la ciudad”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Have you ever tried BBQ sardines? or any other freshly caught fish or seafood? This place is a must, overlooking the city from its terrace. Sardinitas a la brasa? Mariscos? Terraza con vistas? 100%+”
  • 12 locals recommend

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