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Activities in Santoña

Santona Guided Tour

19 reviews | 162 travellers
A very pleasant visit to the port area of Santoña, talking about its illustrious characters and the day-to-day life of a town that lives from fishing. It is worth the visit.
10 Carlos Subías
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

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.

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.

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!

We'll also take in the 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.

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Price

Per person Children from 6 to 12 years old Children under 6 years old
US$ 10.70
US$ 7.50
Free
  • Per person

    US$ 10.70
  • Children from 6 to 12 years old

    US$ 7.50
  • Children under 6 years old

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 50% of the total maximum capacity.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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Duration

1 hour 15 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

Included

English speaking guide specialized in the history of Santona.

When to book?

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

No single-use plastics are used.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

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Pets

Permitted.

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 have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

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.
US$ 10.70

Meeting point

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