Welcome to Santander
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Santander is famous for its fabulous beaches and its elegant holidaymakers: King Alfonso XIII used to spend his summers here nearly a hundred years ago, and the town is still popular among fashionable madrileños who like to be seen sauntering along the El Sardinero seafront with its belle époque architecture. When the sun goes down and the bikinis are cast off, the town also has some great restaurants and a lively bar scene. It’s also a good place from which to explore the pristine countryside of Cantabria.
|Currency||1 Euro = 100 cents|
|Opening hours||Shops open from 9.00 or 10.00 to 14.00, and from 17.00 or 17.30 to 20.00 or 20.30. Banks are open Monday to Saturday, 8.30 to 14.30.|
|Newspapers||El País, ABC and El Mundo, Spain’s main national newspapers.
Crónica de Cantabria (www.cronicadecantabria.com) Local publication.
El Diario Montanés (www.eldiariomontanes.es) Local publication.
|Tourist information||Jardines de Pereda
Paseo de Pereda
Tel: +34 942 20 3000