Popularly known as Plaza de las Farolas, this square is in one of Santander's busiest areas near the bay. On its northern ... More
Plaza de Alfonso XIII
Popularly known as Plaza de las Farolas, this square is in one of Santander's busiest areas near the bay. On its northern side, which runs into Paseo de Pereda, is a monument to Velarde, the artillery captain remembered for his role in the Dos de Mayo uprising that fought the Napoleonic armies in 1808 Madrid. The house where Velarde was born (in the Muriedas district within the town of Camargo) was converted into the Museo Etnográfico de Cantabria (Ethnography Museum of Cantabria) in the 1970s. The bronze statue is the work of sculptor Elías Martín, and was inaugurated in 1880. It is mounted on an elegant marble plinth designed by the architect Manuel Gutierrez in 1869.
This square is beside Santander's bullring and the Glorieta de Cuatro Caminos, the roundabout where some of the city's main
roads converge. The square was inaugurated in 1985 and is close to the popular market of the same name. ...
This square is right in the historic heart of the city, facing the cathedral and the Central Post Office building.
Avenida Calvo Sotelo runs along its northern edge. The square has undegone radical remodeling work which has done away ...
The bullring is in the west of the city, near the Cuatro Caminos Roundabout and Plaza de Mexico. It was
inaugurated in 1890 and has been well maintained. The prizes won by the best bull breeding ranches are displayed ...