Santander is an elegant city stretched over a wide bay. The capital of Cantabria in Spain, Santander boasts fine historic buildings, beautifully manicured parks and wonderful shops; it's no surprise that it's a popular port of call with many. Highlights include the ‘Museum of Fine Arts', with works by Goya and other masters, as well as the ‘Prehistory Museum', with inspiring items dating back to the Paleolithic era. And, not forgetting the most famous tourist attraction ‘Magdalena Palace', which was used as a summer getaway by the Spanish royalty. With unspoilt sandy beaches - particularly ‘Mataleñas',' El Sardinero' and ‘La Magdalena' - Santander also offers the perfect way to relax.
A number of stylish shopping districts are spread around Santander, so you'll be able to find whatever it is you're after. Spain, in general, is renowned for having good leather. And in Santander you'll come across many stores offering high quality leather goods at very reasonable prices. There are plenty of places within Santander where you can purchase pottery too. To pick up a last minute souvenir before you sail off, there's a souvenir shop in the terminal.
The local currency is the Euro. Santander is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1).