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Monumento a Los Raqueros

Paseo Pereda, 39004 Santander, Spain
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Interesting piece of art

Something not so obvious, not so visible, but interesting in the middle of walk close to the sea... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Alex Š
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Nová Dubnica, Trencin, Slovakia
Fantastic

This beautiful sculpture is done as if someone was actually going to dive in the water, there are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
julierichards0n
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Paseo Pereda, 39004 Santander, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday

Something not so obvious, not so visible, but interesting in the middle of walk close to the sea. Because of the fishers i could not take proper pic.

Thank Alex Š
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful sculpture is done as if someone was actually going to dive in the water, there are other sculptures that depict people sitting and standing at the water's edge, they are well made and fascinating to look at.

Thank julierichards0n
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Santander has redeveloped this area beautifully to highlight the bay and this area of the city. The Monumento a Los Raqueros is beautiful and appeals to adults and children. Simple but evocative of when such activities occupied our time. The walk is perfect on a...More

Thank 701David
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We passed these every day on the waterfront, all very understated. Worth a few photos. They are right on the edge of the quay so if you have little ones, hold them tight!

Thank NorthernHeatseeker
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

A lovely place to sit (plenty of benches) and contemplate view of Santander bay while imagining its past history.

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Reviewed February 21, 2018

It's a very pleasant place to walk around especially on a sunny day, there are places to eat and drink around the area with a nice view and very relaxing . It can be a romantic place for the couple or the lovers. I highly...More

Thank b_kashan
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Reviewed December 28, 2017

While strolling along the front I unexpectedly came across this delightful group of figures, they look so natural and in context with there surroundings

Thank rickuk3
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Reviewed December 17, 2017

An amusing set of statues on the harbour-side, although reflect the harsh reality of child labour - paid to dive in an scavenge shipwrecks.

Thank mabinho
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Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful sculptures representing kids enjoying the sea, what an inspiration and stress relief for all the visitors walking by the sea side. Take a few minutes to enjoy the "simplicity" and beauty if this work

Thank Δημητρης Β
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

Right in front of the sea you will find these statues made to remember the old days when kids jumped from the pier to swim.

Thank Salvador H
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