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Peninsula of Magdalena

Santander, Spain
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Ranked #4 of 56 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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Dublin, Ireland
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157 reviews 157 reviews
39 attraction reviews
263 helpful votes 263 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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Wales
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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2,318 reviews 2,318 reviews
2,078 attraction reviews
2,051 helpful votes 2,051 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
23 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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14 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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Lede, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Northumberland
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10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Cumbria
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

If you don't want to sit on the beach all day but stretch your legs a bit then this is a nice easy stroll,lots of grass and trees with the Magdalena Palace in the middle, good views out across the bay, bit of a depressing zoo at the end.

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Rhodes, Greece
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

it was clean, entrance was free and the scenery was great! it takes about 1 hour to walk around. the castle was not open when we visited, but even from the outside is very impressive

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