Santander

Welcome to Santander.

Santander is the capital of Cantabria, a region in Northern Spain, in the area known as “Green Spain”.

Santander looks southwards from the North, cradled by its unique bay, widely regarded as one of the most beautiful bays in the world, and by the mountains in which large forests have co-existed with meadows and rocks from time immemorial.

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It is an amazingly beautiful cosmopolitan city, with more than 30 public parks and many beaches that have been awarded the European Community EMAS quality certificate.

In recent years, Santander has become a Smart City, optimising resources to become a more sustainable city, permanently connected to its citizens and visitors.

The region preserves unique locations inhabited by protected species that have co-existed with humans for centuries. Many areas are biosphere reserves or are specially protected.

Santander has a strong cultural focus, as proven by its many educational, cultural, and sponsorship institutions, such as the University of Santander, increasingly prestigious and highly rated; Menéndez Pelayo International University, a meeting point for knowledge and cultures; the Santander International Festival, a showcase for the best in music, dance, and drama; and the International Piano Competition, in which so many piano virtuosos aspire to take part.

A rooted, dynamic cultural life which constantly includes new spaces, such as the new Botín Centre, a world pioneer in the development of creativity through the arts.

Local gastronomy is excellent and renowned for the quality of its produce: local fish and seafood, meat, vegetables, and fruit turn into a veritable feast for the senses after their passage through our restaurant kitchens, some of which have earned Michelin stars.

To end the meal, there is the inimitable, valued “orujo”, distilled from grapevines since ancient times. Invaluable yet affordable.

Finally, Santander also has a good hotel offering with 3-, 4-, and 5- star hotels, and is able to host large events.

Its venues include the Palacio de la Magdalena, the former summer residence of the King and Queen of Spain and the symbol of the city, located in one of the most beautiful spots in Santander. It has various meeting rooms seating 600, and an auditorium seating 328.

The Palacio de Festivales y Congresos is a monumental avant-garde building, with two magnificent halls, Salón Argenta and Salón Pereda, seating 1,700 and 600 respectively.

The Palacio de Exposiciones is a functional building, characterised by its modern equipment and technology, ideal to hold conferences, exhibitions, trade fairs, gala dinners, cocktail parties, etc. It can host more than 3,000 delegates, with two main halls with a surface area of 6,000 m2.

CONTACT DETAILS

City Name: Santander
Region: CANTABRIA
Organization: Santander Convention Bureau
Address: Jardines de Pereda s/n
City: Santander
Zipcode: 39004
Phone: +34 942 203 002 / 04
Mobile phone: +34 639 13 45 78
Web: www.santanderconventionbureau.com
Mail: congresos@santander.es

CONTACT PERSON

Name: Rosario San Emeterio
Position: Directora
Mail: congresos@santander.es

 

HOTELS (3, 4 & 5 stars)

Total Number of Hotels: 18
Total Number of Rooms: 1681
Total Number of Beds: 3360
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 800
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 1000
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MEETING MAXIMUM CAPACITY

Capacity of the largest meeting room

4500

Setting: Theater

Meeting Venues

Palacio de la Magdalena

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 17
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 328
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 250

Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 15
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 1223
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 2300

Palacio de Festivales

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 3
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 1500
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 800

Palacio de Deportes

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 1
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 4500
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 1000

Gran Casino del Sardinero

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 2
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 250
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 400

Paraninfo de la Universidad de Cantabria

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 4
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 650
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 400

Special Venues

GRAN CASINO SARDINERO

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 2
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 250
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 400

Palacio de Soñanes

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 3
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 150
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 250

El CAPRICHO DE GAUDÍ

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 8
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 150
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 300

PALACIO DE EGUILIOR (Parador de Limpias)

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 3
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 189
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 300

SAN ROMÁN DE ESCALANTE

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 1
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 200
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 200

CENADOR DE AMÓS

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 3
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 250
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 300

LA CASONA DE LAS FRAGUAS

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 1
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 400
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 450

FUNDACIÓN COMILLAS

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 16
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 150
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 160

FINCA SAN JUAN HOSTERIA Y CATERING

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 3
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 400
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 450