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Palacio Real de La Magdalena

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Address: Avenida Magdalena s/n, 39005 Santander, Spain
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+34 942 20 30 84
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Beautifully Preserved

I was here for a conference and I'm truly grateful to the organisers for having it here. This is such a grand venue for any function. It's well-preserved with modern facilities on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 December 2016
Alvin N
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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108 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I was here for a conference and I'm truly grateful to the organisers for having it here. This is such a grand venue for any function. It's well-preserved with modern facilities on the inside. I got to have a look at the royal audience rooms as well as the meeting rooms. There's also free wi-fi throughout most of the rooms.... More 

Thank Alvin N
Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Nice place to take a walk, nice gardens with good view of the sea. The bar/cafe in the old stables was very pore though.

Thank AandM5864
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

The palace is easily accessible from the main walkway which follows the coastline and the numerous beaches in santander, there is a small train which can take you through the park to the palace, once there the views of the city and its surrounding islands is great, the grounds are very well maintained, well worth a look!!!

Thank Discodivael
Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

There is free parking near to the entrance. The grounds surrounding the Palacio are very nice with grass, trees, birds and lovely views across the bay and the channel that the ferry takes when entering the port. There are a couple of places inside the grounds near the entrance where you can get a coffee and snack.

Thank Ian T
Saskatoon, Canada
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The beautiful land the Palace was on was a lovely walk and the Palace itself was quite beautiful (and a definite must for those who are fans of the t.v show Grande Hotel which uses the outside as a set) unfortunately we couldn't go in as it is only open on weekends.

Thank Lisa W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

In the peninsula of Magdalena is a castle also with that name where the kings lived, not the current ones. It isn't as large as it seems in pictures and there were quite a few tourists, we didn't pay to go in but it's nice for a few pictures and specially the peninsula and grounds around the castle.

Thank IngridHughes
Goiania, GO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I spent one morning visiting the Penisula de la Magdalena, where you can see the Castle which has an amazing view from the top, and before you arrive there, along the way, you can see the Mini Zoo, three galleons of the Cantabria mariner and also lovely beaches. If you are in Santander you definitely should go there. I loved... More 

Thank Eliane P
Rahway, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Having watched the show Gran Hotel, which was filmed here, I was dying to see this palacio. It's absolutely stunning with beautiful grounds and amazing views. The tours of the interior are only offered at certain times and only in Spanish. In my opinion, the exterior is the real draw, and I would not make a huge effort for the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

A lovely place to walk up to if you're feeling reasonably energetic. The views as you're walking up to the palace are truly stupendous, looking out over the sea. Nowhere to eat or drink when you arrive at the top, they're missing a trick here. On the way up (or down) you can take in the little 'zoo' which has... More 

Thank Beekay_Dagenham
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The gardens are really beautiful and the views from any side is absolutely breathtaking - couldn't bother visiting the inside (I guess I've been to way too many castles in Scotland, not really bothered about visiting a summer palace). Lovely place for an afternoon walk during the summer, quick access to more secluded beaches.

Thank Andressa M

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