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Palacio Real de La Magdalena

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Address: Avenida de la Magdalena, s/n, 39005 Santander, Spain
Phone Number: +34 942 203 084
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Lovely park and buildings

Spent a few hours here in the park and admiring the palacio from the outside - we did not go in (our choice) but still had a fantastic time. A wonderful building and lovely view... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Spent a few hours here in the park and admiring the palacio from the outside - we did not go in (our choice) but still had a fantastic time. A wonderful building and lovely view from the other side of the building. A wildlife park, small, is nearby in the park and worth a visit.

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Buenos Aires
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Even in the harsh winds of March this was a trip worth making not only for the lovely palace guided visit but for the walk in the grounds and beach.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Nice park, worth to see and walk around, castle was not visited due to wedding ceremony on Valentine's Day

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is an amazing summer palace that served as the grounds for the popular series Grand Hotel. You pay for a trolley ride to the surrounding park and get a view of the palace and the beach area. There are seals on the park.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Walk it if you can, views well worth the effort, and see the small marine animal area- The 'Tren' is cheap if you prefer to ride, its only about 10-15 min journey, but the commentary is only in Spanish. Nice Cafe/ bar 2 mins up the slight hill, lovely loos!

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Kerrville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We took the little tram from the base to the top,but it is a nice walk,the grounds are beautiful. We walked back down. You can see the seals and penguins and old ship replicas. It is just a real nice place to visit. The day I was there,the police had his police dog and was training out in one of... More 

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Graz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Real Palace of Magdalena is a really beautiful building right at the Santander Bay which was constructed thanks to Santander inhabitants at the beggining of the 20th century. Although it is not open to public, it is wort it to visit the sorroundings, since it is set at the edge of a cliff. Beautiful views of the coast and... More 

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Vantaa, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

From far away it was a beautiful view, but in some way I was a bit dissapointed when I went to see the palace by walking. It was wednesday when I wanted to visit the palace from in and outside, but there in reception it was telling that you can only visit the palace on the weekend and between specific... More 

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

We went there on a Saturday morning knowing that there would be a guided tour of the palace at 10 am. The entrance fee was only 3 euros. The guide was very knowledgeable and had a very good speaking voice. She showed us the living quarters of the Royal Family, and these were quite beautiful. The tour lasted almost an... More 

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Santander, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A beautiful quite natural park full of entertainment for both children and grown-up. Maybe the penguins and seals should better be in their original places but meanwhile they make the visit more interesting. A huge playground will make the children enjoy for hours. And of course its beaches, some of them almost hidden... An old concrete pier could be used... More 

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