Museo de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo
Biblioteca de Menéndez Pelayo
This vast old library, with its beautiful wood-lined reading room, was built in 1915 to house the 41,500 books bequeathed to Santander...
Casa-Museo de Menéndez Pelayo
The family home of celebrated local scholar Marcelino Menéndez Pelayo (1856–1912) stands directly behind the elaborate Biblioteca de...
Mercado La Esperanza
Behind the city hall, in the western part of central Santander, you’ll find the 19th-century cast-iron Mercado La Esperanza, a colourful...
Hidden up a narrow nondescript alley, this bohemian hangout is one of Santander’s top gig venues. Live rock, reggae and other music...
As excellent for breakfast coffees, croissants and tostas (topped toast) as it is for evening bites, this coolly contemporary eatery...
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Museo de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo information
Santander’s art museum offers an extensive eclectic collection spanning the 16th to 21st centuries. Much of it is secondary Spanish art, though you’ll find the odd curio such as Goya’s 1814 oil canvas of King Fernando VII (on the top floor) and an anonymous 15th- or 16th-century Flemish painting of the Virgin and Child.