This museum, in a modern two-storey building, opened to the public in 1981, although its origins date back to 1886. Inside, ... More
Museo Marítimo del Cantábrico
This museum, in a modern two-storey building, opened to the public in 1981, although its origins date back to 1886. Inside, all aspects of marine life are represented, from tanks of sting rays, sharks and turtles to displays explaining the daily life of Santander's fishermen. Other sections are devoted to ship building, the different types of boats used locally, marine cartography, navigation systems and water sports. The museum also programs temporary exhibitions and runs its own research projects. These vary from investigations in marine biology to the techniques and practice of sub aquatic archeology. The sea has always played an important role in Santander's history, and this museum is a fascinating place to visit and find out more. Admission is free.
Virgen del Mar beach is about 6km to the northeast of Santander itself. An island of the same name is
at one end, linked to the beach by a footbridge. The Ermita de la Virgen del Mar housing the ...
One of the few spaces available for contemporary art in Malaga, Museo del Patrimonio Municipal de Málaga opened in 1999,
with three floors to house temporary exhibitions organized by the Town Hall's cultural department. Paintings, sculptures and photographs by ...
This neoclassical building, dating from the early twentieth century and housing the Bank of Spain's offices in Santander, is a
good example of the no nonsense sobriety of this particular architectural style. It is in the centre of the ...