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Peninsula of Magdalena

Address: Santander, Spain
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Ranked #1 of 115 things to do in Santander
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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Wisborough Green
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Liked everything when it's not busy. A wonderful place for people-watching. Liked everything, disliked nothing. Good for walking, but it can get busy at weekends and holidays - of which there are many in Spain!

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The place is just stunning! Just a few minutes by walk from the beach of Santander, you can also get there by bike, we spent a lovely day in the area. The palace is beautiful but couldn't get in. Really recommend it !

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London
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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Bristol
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141 reviews 141 reviews
13 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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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179 reviews 179 reviews
46 attraction reviews
290 helpful votes 290 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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2,539 reviews 2,539 reviews
2,282 attraction reviews
2,333 helpful votes 2,333 helpful votes
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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100 reviews 100 reviews
28 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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