Santander-what to visit.

Santander-what to visit.

Banco de Santader

Port of Santander is the capital of the autonomous community of Cantabria, situated on the North coast of Spain, between Asturias (in the West) and Basque country (to the East). It has a small airport that support domestic and international destinations.

At first glance.

The capital of Cantabria is touted as an elegant seaside resort, built on the site in a beautiful, Deep Bay offering large beaches with fine sand, attracting surfers, sailors and swimmers. Is this really is?

The Great Fire.

Santander does not resemble the historic cities such as Barcelona or Madrid, all thanks to fire that in 1941 had consumed a significant part of the city. The combination of high winds and old, dry, wooden construction meant that the fire quickly spread from the roof to the roof and from building to building.

In 40 hours were burned 376 37 buildings on the streets. Ten percent of the population of the city-that is 10 000 people-has been homeless and 7 000 unemployed. The old Center of the city was destroyed.

General Franco's role in the reconstruction of Santander.

After the fire General Franco personally visited Santander to estimate losses. It was the time of the restoration of Spain after the civil war and General saw its political success in the reconstruction of the city. The budget of the cash transport was quickly powered up and everyone pitching in to 15sto years of reconstruction.

One of the motivations of Franco to the reconstruction of Santader could be the fact that it was the last city on mainland Spain where not overthrown his monument. Any were his motives architectural changes of much dissent from the original and today we have a combination of modern with several monuments.

 

Monuments and places of interest in Santander

 

Palace Of Magdalena

Palace of Magdalena.

Palace of La Magdalena is the most characteristic building of Santander and one of the most famous examples of folk architecture in the North of Spain. With its majestic landscape is located at the highest point of the peninsula of the same name. Its construction took place between 1904 and 1912.

Banco de Santander.

Most of it focused on the promontory of the city has high population density, therefore dominate here 5-6 bunk that blocks all the time implicate streets. In contrast to the strict Center of the facades of these buildings are devoid of any style.

Śródmieście.

Most of it focused on the promontory of the city has high population density, therefore dominate here 5-6 bunk that blocks all the time implicate streets. In contrast to the strict Center of the facades of these buildings are devoid of any style.

 

The Streets Of Santander

 

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