FREE TOUR SANTANDER
The best option to discover the city in an economical way.
What does the Free Tour Santander consist of?
Possibly your best option to get to know Santander in a fun and authentic way.
A moment of culture and fun for everyone.
Enjoy your free tour in Santander as a couple, with friends or in a group!
Free tours of Santander are the perfect excuse to take some time to learn more about Spain’s cultural heritage.
Santander free tours are free tours organized by guides who show the most emblematic tourist sites of a town or city. These tours are usually done on foot.
While there are several options and types of free tours in Spain, most are usually tours that include approximately 10 to 12 people. and last between 1 and 3 hours depending on the planned itinerary.
In any case, always check the detailed information we provide to know all the details of your free tour: schedules, cancellation policy, meeting point and all the information you need to make the most of your experience without having to worry about anything.
What to see and do in Santander?
is a city and municipality in Spain, capital of the autonomous region of Cantabria.
is located in the north of Spain, on the Cantabrian coast. The city has a natural harbor that is very popular with tourists.
is known for its history and its geographical location. The city was founded by the Romans in 19 B.C., and was called Portus Victoriae Iuliobrigensium. In the IX century,
became an important commercial and military center, and in the 12th century, the city was incorporated into the Crown of Castile.
Cathedral of Santa María de la Asunción
: The Cathedral of Santa María de Asunción is a catholic church located in the city of
Spain. It was built between the 15th and 16th centuries and is one of the most outstanding monuments of the city. The cathedral is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and its interior houses numerous works of art, such as a baroque altarpiece from the 18th century. The cathedral also has a 58-meter-high bell tower that is visible from several points in the city.
Market of Hope
The market of hope, also known as the market of Santander.
is an old market in the center of
, Spain. The market was built in the 16th century and has been in operation ever since. In the 20th century, the market was renovated and enlarged, and today it is a popular place for tourists visiting
. The market is located in the Plaza Mayor of
and has a variety of stores and stalls selling fresh produce, handicrafts and souvenirs.
: The porticoed square in
Spain is an iconic place of the city. The square is surrounded by stores and restaurants, and is the meeting point for many tourists. The square was built in the 18th century and its original design was very different from what we see today. In its history, the square has witnessed many important events, from political meetings to concerts. Although many years have passed, the square remains a popular place to visit.
At the indicated time we will meet you next to the
Santander Tourist Office
Paseo de Pereda
. From this point we will start the free tour of Santander.
We will first stroll through the gardens of Pereda where we will discover the avant-garde
Botín Center, designed by architect Renzo Piano.
. The views of the bay of Santander from this area will make you fall in love.
We will stroll through the streets of the Cantabrian capital, visiting the Ensanche area and learning about the history of this city, including its most tragic moments. Have you heard about the terrible fire that devastated this city in 1941? We will tell you how it originated and what its consequences were.
The walk will take us to the cathedral of Santa María de la Asunción. From the outside we will see the two churches that make up this ecclesiastical complex, where the relics of the Patron Saints of Santander are kept. relics of the Patron Saints of Santander..
Afterwards, we will pass in front of the Santander City Hall to get to the
Market of Hope
. Also known as the
is the perfect place to learn about the gastronomy and the lifestyle of the locals..
The free tour will also take us through the
Porticada square, the East market and the old Mercantile Bank.
. What more could you ask for?
We will end the tour at Pombo Square after a two-hour walk.
The meeting point is the Santander Tourist Office. The duration is approximately two hours.