© 2018 - EXPLORING CANTABRIA

C./ Castelar, 49 Bajo
39004 Santander

Cantabria - Spain

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General info:

The Maritime Museum of Cantabria is situated between the promontory of San Martin and "Los Peligros" on the coastline. This museum explains the historical relation between the sea, the man and the technology over time. In the Cantabrian Maritime Museum, visitors have the opportunity to delve into the depths of marine biology, fisheries ethnography, history and technology of the Cantabrian Sea and its projection into the world.

The Museum contains a large, modern aquarium with more than 3,000 square meters.

 

General rate: € 8,00                         Reduced rate: € 5,00 (children 5-12yo , disabled and senior)                                Children under 5 y: free

Address:
Calle Severiano Ballesteros, s/n, 39004 Santander
Phone: (+34)942 27 49 62
 
Accessibility:
The museum has access ramp, elevator and parking
for the disabled.

Timetable:

- SUMMER: 1 May to 30 September, from 10:00 to 19:30

- WINTER: October 1 to April 30, from 10:00 to 18:00.

- Monday closed all year.

Also closed: 24,25,31 December 2017 & 1, 6 Jan.2018 

VISIT ONE OF SANTANDER'S 

INCREDIBLE MUSEUMS 

MARITIME MUSEUM OF CANTABRIA

Exhibits about local maritime heritage, whale skeletons, an aquarium & a restaurant with bay views. 

MUSEUM OF PREHISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY OF CANTABRIA 

Modern museum with artifacts from prehistoric times to the Middle Age, plus interactive exhibits.

Address:
Calle Bailén, s/n, 39004 Santander
Phone: (+34) 942 20 99 22
 
Timetable:

-From 1/10 to 31/05          from 10:00 to 14:00 and
                                                from 17:00 to 19:30

- From 01/06 to 30/09 and Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays
                                               
  from 10:00 to 14:00 and
                                                from 17:00 to 20:00

- Monday closed all year.

Also closed: 24,25,31 December 2017 & 1, 6 Jan.2018 

General info:

Stone tools and, above all, art furniture, carved bones and antler are the heritage of this museum. Cantabria is a reference to this Museum that treasures the remnants cave painting of sites of recognized fame as The Garma, El Castillo and Altamira Caves.  
cave painting in Europe for the quality and abundance of its cave 
painting and this museum is a recognition of this fact.
 

General rate: € 5,00                         Reduced rate: € 2,00 (children 4-12yo and senior)                                                  Children under 4 y: free
 

The museum offers guided visits at the following times: 10:30 ,  12:30 , 17:15 and 18:00 hr. except for Sundays afternoon

 

(MUPAC)

BOTIN CENTRE

Art centre designed to generate social development and wealth for Cantabria.

Address:
Muelle de Albareda, s/n, Jardines Pereda-Santander
 
Phone: (+34) 942 04 71 47
 
Timetable:

- from 10:00 to 20:00 hr 

 

- Monday closed all year.

 

There is a very nice restaurant called “El Muelle”
with nice views a the Botin Centre.

 

General info:

Research, training, and dissemination are the three main missions of the Botin Centre and they are developed through the center's Fine Arts and Training programmes. For the development of these areas, the Centre collaborates with leading entities and professionals and organizes different activities such as workshops, also published in different formats that are accessible to the general public.

 

Botin Centre Art exhibitions and activities vary during the year. To have full information about what is going on in the Botin Centre, please click here.

 

General rate: € 8,00                    Reducened rate: € 4,00 (Student 16-25 yo, disabled & senior)                                Children under 16 yo: free

MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS  (MAS)
Mueo de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo de Santander y Cantabria

Closed currently for workings until 2018

Address:
C/ Rubio, 6 - 39001 Santander
 
Phone: (+34) 942 203 120
 
Timetable:

- n/a

 

 

General info:

The Museum of Fine Arts of Santander is a public entity belonging to Santander’s Hall. It was founded in 1908 and the building itself is nice to visit. Its main objective is to acquire, study, exhibit and make known artistic and cultural heritage. It exhibits 800 paintings, 300 sculptures, 200 engravings, drawings and photographs, medals and stamps from the sixteenth century to the present. It important to highlight the permanent collection of Flemish, Italian and Spanish painters as from the sixteenth century. The Museum organises regular temporary exhibitions of national and international artists and activities for all ages.  If you visit this Museum you will receive some descriptive cards available in English.

 

General rate:  n/a            Reducened rate: n/a                 

OTHER CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS

MUSEUM OF BULLFIGHTING

 

General info:

This small museum is, in fact, an exhibition of objects related to the world of bullfighting: costumes of lights, capes, posters, engravings, collections of tickets, etc.

Address:
Calle Rubio, 6 - 3900  Santander
(+34) 942 23 45 34
 
Timetable:

- from Mondays to Fridays (from 9.30  to 11.30 am).
  Library
visits are each half an hour

 

A part of the Library you can visit the MuseumHouse
☎ 942 234 493
15 June to 15 September
Monday to Friday from 10.30 to 13.00 hr and from 
18.30 to 20.00 h.
Saturdays: from 10.30 to 13.00 h.
Rest of the year- same schedule but opening at
17.30 in the afternoon.

 

MENENDEZ PELAYO LIBRARY & MUSEUM

 

General info:

This This great Library contains all the bibliographic heritage that the Santander polygraph Marcelino Menéndez-Pelayo left as a legacy to the city and that is composed of more than 42,000 printed volumes, 23 incunabula and manuscripts of incalculable value from Lope de Vega and Quevedo, among other authors. For its part, the House-Museum of Menéndez Pelayo was built in 1876 and displays an interesting collection of period objects and objects, which were the property of the scholar.

Address:
Calle Jerónimo  Sainz de la Maza, s/n-  Santander
 
Phone: (+34) 942 33 22 89
 
Timetable:

-Opened from 15 June to 15 September

These visits must be arranged in advance by telephone

INTERPRETATION CENTRE OF THE MEDIEVAL WALLS  OF SANTANDER

 

General info:

Under the Plaza de Mariana Pineda (today Plaza del Principe), the "santanderinos" built in a refuge from the bombing of aviation during the Civil war, it was in the spring of 1937. This air-raid shelter has been retorted and you can visit it.

Santander suffered 34 bombing attacks during the Civil War and this shelter was very useful. In almost a hundred meters from the refuge, you will revive and understand how the bombing was (you will even hear explosions, the sound of the sirens and the walls will seem to shake).

Address:
Plaza Porticada, s/n-  39001,  Santander
Phone: (+34) 942 20 30 99
 
Timetable:

- from 11:00 to 20:00 hrs (if you want a guided visit  you must book it in advance)

- Closed on Mondays all year

AIR-RAID SHELTER OF SANTANDER

 

General info:

This interpretation centre is located in the Plaza de Velarde, known as Plaza Porticada, in the space that was once part of the 'Puebla Nueva' of the medieval town of Santander.

One of the main elements shown to the public is a section of the medieval wall of the town, and a number of archaeological structures that will offer you the opportunity to understand the evolution of urban space in Santander.

Address:
Plaza Porticada, s/n-  39001,  Santander
 
Phone: (+34) 942 20 30 99
 
Timetable:

-Visiting hours :

                Tuesday: 17 - 18- 19 hours

                Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 11.00 - 12.00 -13.00-17.00-18.00-19.00

                Sunday: 11.00-12.00-13.00

Pre-registration at the Archaeological Center of the Medieval Wall of Santander.

Rate: € 3,00