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.
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.
|Total Number of Hotels:||18|
|Total Number of Rooms:||1681|
|Total Number of Beds:||3426|
|Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater):||800|
|Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail):||1000|
Capacity of the largest meeting room
Number of Meeting Rooms: 1
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 100
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 200