Below we have an interactive guide and map of Santander for visitors and tourists visiting the city of Santander in Spain.
Situated on the north west coast of Spain, Santander is approximately 250 miles from Madrid and is popular for people arriving on Brittany ferries from Plymouth in the United Kingdom, this allows them to avoid the long, tiring drive through France and they can arrive in Santander fresh and ready to drive to their destination in Spain.
If you are arriving into Santander and staying overnight before you continue your journey, you may want to explore the city and see some of the most famous sights. This historic capital of the Cantabria region of Spain is a pretty city with lovely beaches and promenade with many tree-lined boulevards.
This Santander map page helps people searching for the answer to the questions:
Where is Santander?
What is the nearest airport to Santander?
How do I get to the ferry ports in Santander?
Where can I find driving directions from Santander’s ferries?
Where can I find a free streetmap of Santander?
Where can I get a hotel map of Santander?
This free Google map of Santander can be used in many ways: as a streetmap of Santander, as a map of hotels and apartments, as a way of getting driving directions to Santander or as a map showing the main tourist attractions and sights in Santander.
STREET AND ROAD MAP OF SANTANDER AND DRIVING DIRECTIONS
Using the buttons on the top left you can ‘zoom’ and ‘pan’ and take an interactive virtual tour of Santander watching the panoramic images and pictures of the sights and attractions of Santander. You can also choose the point you want to have in the centre of the map by double clicking.
This interactive Google Santander map and guide is best used as a tourist information guide as it shows some of the best sights, attractions, tourist spots, famous landmarks and places of interest in Santander.
Alternatively you can use the Santander map as a street map to help you with driving directions and travel information, to and from Santander. Or if you arriving into Santander by ferry or boat you may well want our Santander map in order to exit Santander and get to your chosen destination elsewhere in Spain.
Sights, Attractions and Things to Do
The fortress-like cathedral which is notable for the Gothic cloister and 12th century crypt. Roman ruins were found underneath the main aisle in 1983. Inside the cathedral is the tomb of writer and historian Marcelino Menendez y Pelayo, who was born in the city in 1856.
The prehistoric and archeology museum (Museo de Prehistoria y Archaeologia) traces the history of the area with some fascinating local artifact such as finds from the prehistoric caves at Altamira and pieces from local Roman hill forts.
For art lovers the Museo de Bellas Artes is worth a visit as it displays paintings by Francisco de Goya, including a series of etchings entitled ‘Disasters of War’ and a portrait of Fernando VII.
The main beach of Playa del Sardinero is situated in the area of El Sardinero and it has a wonderful promenade lined with hotels, restaurants, cafes and 19th century mansions. Alternatively go to the beach at El Puntal with its lovely sand dunes.
To the north is the Magdalenas peninsular where you can see the palace (Palacio de la Magdelena) built in 1911 as a summer home for King Alfonso XIII.
There is also a small zoo in this srea where the kids will enjoy watching animals such as seals, polar bears and penguins. The small Blue Flag beach of El Camello is located nearby.
Matalenas Park is home of the lighthouse and the local golf course.
SANTANDER TOURIST OFFICES
Below we have the addresses and phone numbers for two official tourist offices in Santander:
Estación Marítima, 39001 Santander Cantabria Tel: +34 942 31 07 08
Jardines de Pereda, 39004 Santander Cantabria Tel: +34 942 21 61 20
Santander Map Page Summary – Visitors to Santander can use the map above in conjunction with our tourist information pages to learn and find out what to do, where to go, how to travel and get around, what to see and do in Santander. Explore Santander and discover many of the hidden places within the town or use the map for planning trips and excursions outside of Santander.