Destinations / City Breaks / Santander
The beautiful port city in Northern Spain has everything you could want from a Santander city break - a picturesque coastal setting combined with a busy urban hub offering a host of amenities. If you're visiting in the summer time, cool off at the nearby beaches made popular by Spanish high society at the turn of the century. Spanish royals, aristocrats and politicians once flocked to these chic seaside resorts.
During your short trip to Santander, see this royal influence in the fine architecture of the city (the 'Palacio de la Magdalena' was built especially for King Alfonso XIII in 1908). The resort suburb of El Sardinero, with its golden sandy beach, long promenade and famous Gran Casino has a genteel elegance and charm. Santander holidays are perfect for couples looking for a romantic weekend away or groups of friends looking to catch up. Though much of the old medieval town was tragically destroyed by fire in 1941, the city’s streets are filled with lively tapas bars, restaurants and shops to keep you entertained throughout your stay.
Search for cheap flights and affordable accommodation in Santander, Spain and discover the perfect holiday base to explore the wonderful region of Cantabria, from the cosmopolitan city of Bilbao (home to the Guggenheim museum) to the national wildlife park of Cabarceno and the prehistoric drawings of the Altamira caves.
Santander's Best Beaches:
El Sardinero, La Peninsula de la Magdalena, Playa de Langre.