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Museo Maritimo del Cantabrico

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Address: San Martin de Bajamar s/n, 39004 Santander, Spain
Phone Number: 0034 942 274962
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My favourite place in Santander.

Although you need to pay to get into the museum, the exhibitions are informative about the local area however for me it is the aquarium that makes the trip. Worth a visit if you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I'd like to add a photo but was near thrown out of the place for trying to take one of the centrepiece whale. An utter dump of a place with staff to match it. €8 entrance with a very unpleasant desk attendant and the rest of the staff are there to provide the same welcome. I rarely write reviews and... More 

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Although you need to pay to get into the museum, the exhibitions are informative about the local area however for me it is the aquarium that makes the trip. Worth a visit if you come to Santander!

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Wisborough Green
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I happily spent over three hours here. However, it might not be all that fascinating if one were not interested in the sea, the creatures that live in the sea, and the boats and ships that sail on it.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We parked along the waterfront which was good for walking to this museum then back to city centre. It is a good museum, perfect size for couple of hours plus stop for a drink/snack. And good views from the roof of the bay.

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Brighton
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We walked a fair distance from town to the museum. Our guidebook said it was open daily. Not on Mondays it isn't. Spanish people were also caught out and exasperated by this.

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We took a taxi from downtown to see the Museo Maritimo del Cantabrico and the taxi cost about 5 euros only. The aquarium in the basement is entertaining, although it is not big. One is allowed to take non-flash photos there. However in other parts of the museum, one is not allowed to take any photos at all. I cannot... More 

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Rhodes, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

the museum is very interesting, for any age! our guide was amazing (unfortunately I do not remember his name) and he spoke very good English (something extremely rare in Spain, even on touristic places!)

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I was with my wife and my 3 year old daughter and we felt that it would be interesting for her to see fish and shark feeding. The event takes place at 12:00. The aquarium has lots of fishes from the cantabric ocean and a huge (40 m) skeleton of a blue whale hanging from the ceiling and one can... More 

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Javea, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Extremely informative and great value. A well spent 3 hours, great history told from a different perspective Spanish rather than the British one that I have been brought up with!! Refreshing to hear a different side.

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

The museum was characterised by extremely helpful staff and interesting exhibits of all aspects of local marine life throughout the past two millennia. The basement is an aquarium and the blend of the living and historic exhibits added to the general interest. Ship-building and fishing have been the predominant occupations of the coastal population in Cantabria and Asturias and this... More 

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Address: San Martin de Bajamar s/n, 39004 Santander, Spain
Phone Number: 0034 942 274962
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Cantabria  >  Santander

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