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Peninsula of Magdalena

Santander, Spain
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Ranked #4 of 50 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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Wilmington, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Mafra, Portugal
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Deux Sevres
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109 reviews 109 reviews
40 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We walked all round this peninsula on Maundy Thursday and the small bar had just opened up for the holidays. We walked up to the Palace of Magdalena which stands on the tip of the headland. There are excellent views all around of the sea and harbour. There is also a small, free, zoo with sea lions and penguins and... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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66 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Walking or jogging around the peninsula is a very scenic thing to do. There are wood carvings from tree stumps all over that are cool to find. Just walking around the palace is awesome and the views from the cliffs are unbelievable. The grounds are different from what you encounter elsewhere, not immaculate gardens, but a woodsy type quiet. If... More

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