Santander's Planetarium is part of the University of Cantabria and located in the Escuela Superior de la Marina Civil, ... More
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 dome, and is a great place to get better acquainted with the fascinating world of astronomy. Using a specialised projector, visitors are given an amazingly accurate picture of the movements of the sun, planets and stars. Tours must be arranged in advance, by phoning the Centro Cultural Doctor Madrazo at the number above. Groups of between five and 50 people are taken around every hour. The visit takes about 45 minutes. Admission is free.
The coastal branch of the famous pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela passes through the city of Santander. Pilgrims often arrived
here by sea to start their journey, so the route through the city starts from the Palacete del Embarcadero ...
Santander's International Piano Competition is one of the most important cultural events to take place in the city. The competition
is held every summer in July and August. It was set up in 1972 by Paloma O'Shea, and talented ...
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 ...