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Peninsula of Magdalena

Santander, Spain
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Ranked #3 of 57 Attractions in Santander
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks
Traveler Description: La Magdalena Peninsula At the entrance of the bay of Santander, there is a small peninsula that is called La Magdalena. It has a beach and a park... more »
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Peninsula of Magdalena: A pleasant walk along the Sardinero beach takes you to a headland of Peninsula of Magdalena. Nice walk with a small Zoo, with Penguins and Sea lions. At the top of the hill is the Palacio Real de La Magdalena which in itself is a very fine building, unfortunately we could not go inside. Lovely views from... More

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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Not only is the walk around the park good but the views are great. There is also the added pleasure of seeing the penguins being fed at midday or the sea lions at 5pm. It is easy to while away a couple of hour here

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Dublin, Ireland
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39 attraction reviews
268 helpful votes 268 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We walked down the seafront to the peninsula. The world sailing championships were in full swing and it was great to be out and about. There were plenty of stalls selling wares and local foods and drinks. The weather was warm and sunny and made it a greatb day to amble along. The peninsula contains the palace,which was closed to... More

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Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Good for walking along the peninsula and watching the yachts contend with the bay of biscay. Steep steps down to a sheltered cove. Didn't appear to be any where'd to buy drinks or snacks so take your own

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The Magdalena Peninsula is a very good place to visit because it is quite beautiful. We saw the Magdalena Palace and then we saw the Museo El Hombre y La Mar, which had replicas of the ships used by Columbus to discover the New World. We enjoyed seeing the seals and penguins there too.

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London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
24 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were catching a ferry home and spent our last day in Santander. No 1 daughter and I decided to walk all the way along the waterfront to the palace and what a nice day we had. We passed the marina, saw people fishing, passed a pleasant beach, supped a cool beer and finally arrived at the peninsula. The "zoo"... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is a must see for people who love scenery!! Lots of beautiful flowers and picture perfect views of the water. I am so glad we stumbled upon this place!! We spent maybe 2 hours wandering around checking out the sea lions and taking pictures of the incredible views. It was a great way to spend a chill afternoon.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

So nice to visit the seals and penguins. Also a replica of old sailing vessels, and interesting historic information. A beautiful palace in the park, with breathtaking views of the Cantabrian Sea.

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Lede, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Although the peninsula is small, there is a very interesting variety of things to do! You can go to the beach, walk in the small forest, watch the pinguins and sealions, rest a bit with the great view of the palace or go to the great beach and the sea. Very much recommended to wander around when visiting Santander!

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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Terrific coastal views with a mix of heavy ocean freight, yacht racing, history beach tennis, picnics and royal connections make this a really useful introduction to the city, the region and it's culture.

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