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Palacio Real de La Magdalena

Avenida de la Magdalena, s/n, 39005 Santander, Spain
34-942-272650
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Ranked #4 of 55 Attractions in Santander
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Civic Centers, Beaches, Cultural
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Civic Centers, Beaches, Cultural

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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2,177 attraction reviews
2,203 helpful votes 2,203 helpful votes
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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11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The road to the castle from the beach is not so hard and will lead you through the castle park, which in July is full of green and flowers. The park is open to tourists so you could lean back on the grass and admire the sky, or go to the cliff edge and be amazed by the ocean! The... More 

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Lede, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The peninsula is great to wander around and this palace is certaintly an eyecatcher. The palace looks great from the outside but unfortunately we were not allowed to enter.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

no charge to enter the gardens and use the beach. We took a look around the 'zoo'. I was a little disturbed that the seals were in such a small amount of water. Gardens were pretty and the palace was a short distraction. worth a visit.

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