This is one of the most important tourist destinations along the Cantabria coast. La Puebla Vieja (named an historic-artistic ... More
This is one of the most important tourist destinations along the Cantabria coast. La Puebla Vieja (named an historic-artistic site since 1970) is medieval in origin. A wander around its streets or a visit to the Asunción church will take you back in time. The area of Ensanche is the commercial and administrative centre of the city. El Puntal is a large stretch of sand where two impressive beaches stand, Regatón and Salve. The Batalla de las Flores, (Battle of the Flowers) is held on the last Friday in August, a fiesta with marked tourist interest. To get here: take the motorway to Bilbao for some 55 kilometres.
I loved the town of Laredo, with its old town and quaint streets and the feeling of peace and tranquilty amongst vibrant streetlife.
Walking through Laredo tunnel thru' rock,
Two caves back to back once I think,
Original walls that appear to mock,
Pain and laughter at one, in sync.
Centuries have built this thing,
Stone faces alive that sting 'n sing,
Tortured, screaming laughing there,
Can you choose the one that mirrors care,
Leading to, or from I s'pose,
Isolated beauty of excluded cove,
Rocks in the middle collecting the sway,
Waves break there providing calm display.
- Martin R. Rimmer 2005
This Santander company specialises in organizing luxury yacht trips. It operates throughout the year and experienced captains will happily take
you out for a half day cruising through the waters of the bay at very reasonable prices. For the ...
Santander's Planetarium is part of the University of Cantabria and located in the Escuela Superior de la Marina Civil, near
the Dique de Gamazo (Gamazo Jetty) and Puerto Chico (Small Port). The building is easily identified by its metal ...