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Peninsula of Magdalena, Santander

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Jutting out into the emerald Bay of Santander, Peninsula of Magdalena contains the Palacio de la Magdalena palace and gardens and two clean beaches for your lazing pleasure. Head to the peninsula's small zoo to glimpse penguins and seals. Check out the full-scale reproduction of the Santa María, one of Columbus’ ships that sailed to the New World. Paths offer views of dramatic cliffs over the Cantabrian Sea. Alternatively, a small train circles the peninsula, delivering the same vistas with significantly less effort. Plan a Santander trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • Very beautiful park and zoo with marine species, the palace and the historic ships on the top. Atleast two hours to see all around  more »
  • This mostly-pedestrian peninsula is essentially a royal park that is open to the public. On a sunny day, it provided a most enjoyable setting for a long walk.  more »
  • It's very beautiful place. You can go to castle Magdalena or visit mini zoo. Over there is amazing view. You should to visit this place if you in Santander
  • Inside the palace is exquisite and at 3 euros for a guided tour well worth it but the grounds and seascapes are stunning. You can see and hear the power of the waves crashing into the cliffs. A short bus journey (1.30 euros each way) will take you there and entry to the grounds is free.
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