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Address: Zona Maritima, s/n, 39004 Santander, Spain
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Puerto Chico (Little Harbor) is the very core of Santander, from earlier...

Puerto Chico (Little Harbor) is the very core of Santander, from earlier times when it was the home of the city's fishing fleet. Pleasure craft moor here today and it offers splendid views of the bay and access to the Palacio de Festivales de Cantabria.

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The biggest flag of Spain I've ever seen

There's not too much to do here, but Puerto Chico makes for a good landmark when exploring Santander. It's home to the largest Spanish flag I've ever seen.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
KarenInSF
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Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
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46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's not too much to do here, but Puerto Chico makes for a good landmark when exploring Santander. It's home to the largest Spanish flag I've ever seen.

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Thank KarenInSF
Eastbourne, E.Sussex
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65 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

When we last visited the far end of the old port area a couple of years ago this was a derelict area full of rusty boats and machinery. Now the whole area has been transformed into a classy urban park which provides beautiful views across the bay. What has also been revealed is a large old dry dock. There is... More 

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Thank Bluejazzy
Cairo, Egypt
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31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

If you love the seam and you are a water fan, then you can spend some time at this particular point. A nice yacht port directly facing beaches.

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Thank A-Hodaiby
Dublin
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50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

Good place for a nice walk, but no bars or restaurants by the sea, they are across a busy main road, which is a terrible pity!!!

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1 Thank clare M
Woking, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Thought it may be more of a fishing port than it was, its a small marina, nowhere directly nearby to sit and watch, the facilities are across a wide road.

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Miami, Florida
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Its ok. Its not the most active port in spain.Off season very slow. some toursit but its ok Ice Cream on main street very good.

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Thank Arturo A
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This place is where the action is Lots of tourists and vendors selling drinks and tapas lots of people watching

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1 Thank Eu123
Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I'm not sure what I should write here, it was just a part of the port with a couple of statues, very nice for having a walk in the evening.

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Albinyana, Spain
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180 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

if you are looking for somewhere to have some good seafood this is the area for you.There are quite a few restaurants all offering a good range of fresh fish dishes.

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Nice gentle walk by the harbour ,can see all the boats and keep your eyes peeled for some big fish! There is a cycle point where you can hire a bike for a small fee ad if you follow the harbour round it leads you straight past the maritimo museum to the beach. *Although the port is a sheer drop... More 

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