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Palacio de La Magdalena, Santander

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Must see · Castle · Tourist Spot
A former seasonal residence of the Spanish royal family, Palacio de La Magdalena contains numerous fine paintings by Spanish painters and offers vistas out onto the sea from the top of the Magdalena Peninsula. The best way to see the 20th-century palace is on a tour. The reception rooms in particular impress, and note the the curiously designed student dormitories--which were originally stables--built in a medieval English style. Take a moment to greet the penguins and seals in the small marine enclosure near the entrance. To visit Palacio de La Magdalena on your trip to Santander, use our Santander trip app.
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  • The lovely Palacio Real de La Magdalena sits on a hilltop overlooking the eponymous peninsula. While not open to the public when we visited, it was possible to roam the grounds and enjoy the...  more »
  • Summer University ongoing while our visit to Magdalena so we had the Chance to play with the Otaries and see the Christopher Colombus boats and Mermaid another visit required on the Camino Santiago...  more »
  • Short interesting guided visit in the palace where you learn a little bit about History amusingly, but the best is the amazing breathtaking landscape around. Sea, garden and mountains. It's a really good experience you can't miss in Santander.
  • Beautiful palace! If you have a chance,go inside,it's only 3 Euros per person and it's worth it. They let people in every Saturday and Sunday in the mornings. We didn't ask for English speaking tour, so I don't know if they are available. We understood about a half of what the lady said,but it was enough 😆
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