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Peninsula of Magdalena

Santander, Spain
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Ranked #3 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mafra, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

the peninsula of magdalena is a bit far from Santander. It has only the palácio Real which was offerred to the king of Spain and who they say sold it for a fortune to the State (municipality?) and went to live in Estoril (Portugal). Is has 5 nice halls worth seeing the fee is 3 euros. If you do not... More

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Bilbao, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We really loved the entire peninsula. It's so peaceful there! Everything reminds you of those classic movies presenting royal palaces and their domains! Apart from the amazing views, you will find a few small sea animal habitats right when exiting the peninsula. We spent a couple of hours there, simply enjoying the views and the tranquility.

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