La Magdalena Park
Park in Santander
La Magdalena Park is a park area situated on a headland 3 km east of the center of Santander. It has a large kids’ playground, wooded parkland with beaches, a small zoo with seals, sea lions and penguins, a lighthouse.
There are the three caravels here, which are a monument to Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente. The boats were built in 1977 by a Cantabrian sailor, Vital Ramirez, and were used to recreate Columbus’ epic trip across the Atlantic in 1982.
Its main attraction is the undoubtedly the Palacio, summer residence of the Spanish King 1913-1930 and now an upmarket hotel and convention center.
La Magdalena Park hosts the Santander Music Festival every August.
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Visiting La Magdalena Park