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.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- 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.
- The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
- Alcoholic drinks are not available.
|Per person||Children from 6 to 12 years old||Children under 6 years old|
Per personUS$ 12.20
Children from 6 to 12 years oldUS$ 8.50
Children under 6 years oldFree
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 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Show the voucher on your phone to take part in 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.
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The Tourist Information kiosk, next to the Juan de la Cosa monument.