Peninsula of Magdalena, Santander

4.7
Jutting out into the emerald Bay of Santander, Peninsula of Magdalena contains the Palacio de la Magdalena palace and gardens and two clean beaches for your lazing pleasure. Head to the peninsula's small zoo to glimpse penguins and seals. Check out the full-scale reproduction of the Santa María, one of Columbus’ ships that sailed to the New World. Paths offer views of dramatic cliffs over the Cantabrian Sea. Alternatively, a small train circles the peninsula, delivering the same vistas with significantly less effort. Plan a Santander trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
Create an itinerary including Peninsula of Magdalena
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Peninsula of Magdalena Reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
3,703 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • There’s a very nice walk along the bay and around this peninsula to Sardinero beach - about 6k as far as the lighthouse. There are some lovely views from the grounds of the palace across the sea and.....  more »
  • Well preserved building in the middle of this beautiful park makes the Peninsula of Magdalena a great place to visit with families and friends. Highly recommended  more »
Google
  • It's very beautiful place. You can go to castle Magdalena or visit mini zoo. Over there is amazing view. You should to visit this place if you in Santander
  • Inside the palace is exquisite and at 3 euros for a guided tour well worth it but the grounds and seascapes are stunning. You can see and hear the power of the waves crashing into the cliffs. A short bus journey (1.30 euros each way) will take you there and entry to the grounds is free.

Plan your trip to Santander

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Santander

See all ›
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Santander

5.0
Duration: 8 hours
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Santander

4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Santander

See all ›
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
3.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Santander

See all ›
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nearby attractions in Santander

4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min