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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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Worth a visit if in Santander

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 14, 2014
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Wisborough Green
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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137 reviews 137 reviews
56 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
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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163 reviews 163 reviews
36 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
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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2,678 reviews 2,678 reviews
2,413 attraction reviews
2,485 helpful votes 2,485 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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Sarasota, Florida
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105 reviews 105 reviews
31 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We stumbled into this museum only to discover it was a free day! We really enjoyed the exhibits, living and historical. But I think the best part was the visit to the roof which enabled us to see across the bay to Loredo. There was a nice cafe/bar there but it was closed during our visit. Do check the websie... More 

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Fife, Scotland
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11 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

A very helpful staff member explained the layout of the museum and told us about the special lunch offer whereby the 8 euros museum admittance charge was deducted from the cost of lunch for each person. The museum was well laid out with a number of interesting exhibits and the aquarium had a good variety of fish and other species.

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