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Santona Guided Tour
Activities in Santoña

Santona Guided Tour

  • English English
  • 1 hour 30 minutes

Discover the historic center of the beautiful town of Santoña on Spain's north coast, when you take our fantastic guided tour. You will learn all about the fascinating history of this spectacular town and some of the notable characters who have inhabited it over the centuries, such as the famous navigator and cartographer, Juan de la Cosa.

Santona Guided Tour

Our guided tour of Santoña begins next to the Monument to Juan de la Cosa. This navigator and cartographer was one of the most illustrious personalities to have come from the town. You will hear all about his fascinating background and his historic achievements as we stroll down the picturesque Paseo de Pereda, which runs parallel to the stunning Cantabrian coast. At one end of this elegant avenue, you will see the mighty Fort of San Martín, one of several bastions in the town that played an important role in the Napoleonic invasions of the 19th-century.

At the other end of the Paseo de Pereda is the famous Plaza de Toros bullring, very close to the charming port and the bustling Fish Market. Here, we will learn all about the town's long-running fishing tradition and its importance for the local economy. You will also be introduced to the region's star product, the anchovy of the Cantabrian Sea.

Our guided tour continues with a stroll through the historic center of Santoña. Along the way, you will find fantastic audio and visuals to help explain the evolution of this fascinating location. Among the most important monuments in this area is the beautiful church of Santa María del Puerto. This beautiful 13th-century Romanesque temple is located at the foot of Mount Buciero and is one of the main centers of worship in Santoña.

Another important building in the Old Town is the Casa Palacio del Marqués de Manzanedo (Marquis of Manzanedo's Palace). The magnificent facade of this stately residence is a prime example of the elegant 19th-century architecture that characterizes much of the historic district. Before we end our guided tour of Santoña, we will also discover some of the customs and traditions of the town's celebrations, such as the popular carnival, which is so important that it has been declared a Festival of Tourist Interest!


Per person Children from 6 to 12 years old Children under 6 years old
US$ 15.20
US$ 7.60
  • Per person

    US$ 15.20
  • Children from 6 to 12 years old

    US$ 7.60
  • Children under 6 years old


More Information


1 hour 30 minutes.

Language English

The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.


English speaking guide specialized in the history of Santona.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day (12:00 PM local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.



US$ 15.20
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Meeting point

The Tourist Information kiosk, next to the Juan de la Cosa monument.


Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.