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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 56 Attractions in Santander
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, Civic Centers, Architectural Buildings
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Vantaa, Finland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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2,311 reviews 2,311 reviews
2,078 attraction reviews
2,022 helpful votes 2,022 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
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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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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78 helpful votes 78 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
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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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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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