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Address: Avenida Magdalena s/n, 39005 Santander, Spain
Phone Number: +34 942 20 30 84
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Nice gardens and place to walk

Nice place to take a walk, nice gardens with good view of the sea. The bar/cafe in the old stables was very pore though.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice place to take a walk, nice gardens with good view of the sea. The bar/cafe in the old stables was very pore though.

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The palace is easily accessible from the main walkway which follows the coastline and the numerous beaches in santander, there is a small train which can take you through the park to the palace, once there the views of the city and its surrounding islands is great, the grounds are very well maintained, well worth a look!!!

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Thank Discodivael
Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is free parking near to the entrance. The grounds surrounding the Palacio are very nice with grass, trees, birds and lovely views across the bay and the channel that the ferry takes when entering the port. There are a couple of places inside the grounds near the entrance where you can get a coffee and snack.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

The beautiful land the Palace was on was a lovely walk and the Palace itself was quite beautiful (and a definite must for those who are fans of the t.v show Grande Hotel which uses the outside as a set) unfortunately we couldn't go in as it is only open on weekends.

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Thank Lisa W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

In the peninsula of Magdalena is a castle also with that name where the kings lived, not the current ones. It isn't as large as it seems in pictures and there were quite a few tourists, we didn't pay to go in but it's nice for a few pictures and specially the peninsula and grounds around the castle.

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Goiania, GO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I spent one morning visiting the Penisula de la Magdalena, where you can see the Castle which has an amazing view from the top, and before you arrive there, along the way, you can see the Mini Zoo, three galleons of the Cantabria mariner and also lovely beaches. If you are in Santander you definitely should go there. I loved... More 

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Rahway, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Having watched the show Gran Hotel, which was filmed here, I was dying to see this palacio. It's absolutely stunning with beautiful grounds and amazing views. The tours of the interior are only offered at certain times and only in Spanish. In my opinion, the exterior is the real draw, and I would not make a huge effort for the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

A lovely place to walk up to if you're feeling reasonably energetic. The views as you're walking up to the palace are truly stupendous, looking out over the sea. Nowhere to eat or drink when you arrive at the top, they're missing a trick here. On the way up (or down) you can take in the little 'zoo' which has... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

The gardens are really beautiful and the views from any side is absolutely breathtaking - couldn't bother visiting the inside (I guess I've been to way too many castles in Scotland, not really bothered about visiting a summer palace). Lovely place for an afternoon walk during the summer, quick access to more secluded beaches.

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

The location is really nice but the palace itself is not that interesting. I would visit for the views.

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