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Palacio Real de La Magdalena

Avenida de la Magdalena, s/n, 39005 Santander, Spain
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Ranked #3 of 50 attractions in Santander
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, Civic Centers, Architectural Buildings
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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
14 helpful votes 14 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Kristiansand, Norway
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The walk to the palace was very nice. The palace was nice, but seemed nicer on the pictures. But, if you are in Santander, you should still see it:)

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Nashville, Tennessee
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141 reviews 141 reviews
66 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

The entire peninsula is a great place to spend some time and walk around. The grounds of the palace are full of wood carvings and it is fun to try and pick them out. The tour of the palace was very interesting. We were there early and I don't think they were expecting anyone but the three ladies pieced enough... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Talking a walk along the ocean towards the Palacio is a real treat...watch the penguins and sea lions and continue towards the Palacio which is a magnificent work of art by itself.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

We spent a few days before Xmas and we decided to go walking to that beautiful place which is so emblematic. Entrance is very easy you have wonderful gardens with big trees and ships, there is also a free mini zoo (penguins and seals) very nice! I did not have the chance to visit the palace but I will certainly... More

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Zaragoza, Spain
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

This is a nice, relatively modern summer palace of the Royal family which is now owned by the city of Santander. Nice tour in Spanish and beautiful location and park. Some penguins in their mini marine enclosure. Great visit on a nice day.

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Santander, Spain
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This Palace was a present from the people of Santander to the King Alfonso XIII. Nowadays it belongs to the city and it is set in a peninsula with 2 beaches around it. At the top you can find the palace where is possible to visit, the entrance cost 3 € (If I remember well), and is nice...but not is... More

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Madrid, Spain
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89 reviews 89 reviews
38 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Definitely worth going up if only for the views. The palace is also beautiful and perfectly situated. If you do not want to walk up the hill, there is a train that leaves every 15 minutes

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