Santona Guided Tour
Discover the beautiful town of Santoña on Spain's north coast, when you take our fantastic guided tour. You'll learn all about the fascinating history of this spectacular town and visit highlights such as its fishing port and the fish auction room.
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. The last point of the tour will be the fishing port, where we'll learn all about the town's long-running fishing tradition and the importance of this sector in the local economy, whose most important product is the famous Cantabrian anchovy.
We'll enter the port to visit its auction room, where the fresh fish that enters directly from the port is traded. This point is where the tour will end.
1 hour 15 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.
English speaking guide specialized in the history of Santona.
When to book?
You can book up until 30 minutes 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.
Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation. An accompanying person is required.
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The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.
No single-use plastics are used.
No printing of documentation required.
Promotes local employment.
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.
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The Tourist Information kiosk, next to the Juan de la Cosa monument.