Park sights in Cantabria, Asturias & Galicia
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These parklands are perfect for a stroll and popular with picnickers. Kids will enjoy the seals and penguins and the little train that choo-choos around the headland. The peninsula is crowned by the Palacio de la Magdalena, an eclectic pile built between 1908 and 1912 as a gift from the city to the royal family, which used it every summer until 1930.
The largest of several verdant parks just outside the city's medieval core is the Alameda, which sprawls southwest from the old town in a tidy grid of tree-lined promenades, with some peerless views of the cathedral towers.