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Peninsula of Magdalena

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Address: Santander, Spain
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must visit if you are in Santander

The entrance to the park/mini zoo is free. Pay only if you intend to visit the palace. You can explore the whole peninsula easily on foot, about 3 hours is enough. There is a nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The entrance to the park/mini zoo is free. Pay only if you intend to visit the palace. You can explore the whole peninsula easily on foot, about 3 hours is enough. There is a nice playground near the entrance of the park. Lots of opportunities for picture taking.

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

When you approach the entrance it looks like a huge park but in reality it doesn't take long to walk around . It is immaculately clean everywhere and the views are brilliant . We saw the Penguins being fed at midday . Well worth a visit .

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Wisborough Green
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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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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29 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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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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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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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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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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