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Picos, Potes & Soplao Cave
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Picos, Potes & Soplao Cave

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Travelers to northern Spain shouldn't miss a chance to experience the region's natural beauty. On this daylong tour from Santander, visitors are whisked to the Picos de Europa mountains, and Hermida Gorge. After a mountaintop photo opportunity, explore El Soplao Cave, and marvel at its natural rock formations. Along the way, visit a small village—Potes—and stop at a monastery housing the Lignum Crucis. Rejuvenate during the busy day with a traditional lunch, included in the tour price.
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Vadim wrote a review Apr 2020
Murmansk, Russia18,026 contributions2,177 helpful votes
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Officially, the Porticada square is called Plaza de Pedro Velarde in honor of the hero of the revolt against the French occupiers in Madrid in 1808. The name was chosen because Velarde is a native of Cantabria. The monument to the 28-year-old artillery captain stands in the middle of the square. The square was designed in the herrerian style by architects Javier González de Riancho, Rafael Huidobro and Valentín del Noval. The most famous of them was Riancho, who designed the Magdalena Palace, the Santander Bank building and the Cathedral square after the fire of 1941. In addition to the pathos monument to Velarde, there are two other sculptures on the square. They adorn the facade of the Caja Cantabria savings Bank. The sculptor Agustín de la Herrán Matorras created allegories of "economy" and "charity" in the form of Nude men and women. The question arises, did economy and charity drive them to absolute poverty, that the clothes had to be sold? In addition, you can see the remains of the medieval wall of Santader excavated in 2008 during reconstruction. You need to make an appointment at the tourist office for this.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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mabinho wrote a review Dec 2017
Seville, Spain1,538 contributions259 helpful votes
When we visited, the square was hosting a special temporary exhibition on the titanic - very interesting. Worth visiting both the square and the exhibition!
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Date of experience: October 2017
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Salvador H wrote a review Oct 2017
San Juan, Puerto Rico408 contributions86 helpful votes
Nothing extraordinary about this place, at least for tourists. Probably very important for the locals since they do fairs,food courts, etc.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Marilenium wrote a review Aug 2017
Vigo, Spain46 contributions8 helpful votes
There was a Mercado Artesanía when I was there, pretty nice stuff they sold. It also looks like a nice place to have a coffee.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Jon M wrote a review Jul 2016
Little Rock, Arkansas6,605 contributions1,561 helpful votes
We were here on the 23rd of July and they were celebrating "Semana Grande - Santander", with parades, food courts, and music late last night. WOW - what a neat place to be! Very cosmopolitan looking city, clean - old yet modern facilities. Great place to people watch. There were about 8 or so food vendors in small portable building selling Pintxos and beer/wine for only $2.5 Euro each (Pintxo & drink) - can't beat that with a wet Squirrel! If you are in this part of the City - you must walk it and take it all in. Plus its only a couple of blocks from the port.
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Date of experience: July 2016
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