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Santander , Spain
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The streets of central Santander open out in several interesting plazas. The stately Plaza Porticada , surrounded by 64 porticoes, was created after the disastrous fire of 1941. A short walk east are the more spacious Plaza de Pombo and lively Plaza de Cañadío , which brims with bars and can get quite boisterous at night. To the west, Plaza La Esperanza , behind the city hall, is home to the Mercado La Esperanza , a colourful, bustling market with masses of fish and seafood downstairs, and meat and cheese upstairs.