Santander sagrada: surfers and foodies coincide, it is a must in summer (and always)

The city dresses up in September to celebrate the patron saint of Cantabria, La Bien Aparecida, on the 15th. But that date is just one more among millions of excuses to enjoy this season of Santander. With one of the most beautiful bays in our country and the largest estuary in the Cantabrian Sea, the (wisely) renamed girlfriend of the sea also offers us magnificent beaches, rugged cliffs and a seafront where gardens and stately palaces alternate with architecture. cutting edge of the Botín Center. And where, of course, the best gastronomy and the marine atmosphere are never lacking. + INFO: cantur.com.

hotel

Hotel Chiqui: Room with views

At the end of the Sardinero, this classic remodeled by MMIT Arquitectos and decorated by Sandra Tarruella is synonymous with elegance. All its rooms face the sea and its infinity pool is a viewpoint to the Cantabrian Sea. And then, dinner or a drink at your restaurant. Double room, from € 80. (hotelchiqui.com).

The Hotel Chiqui has been remodeled by MMIT Arquitectos and decorated by Sandra Tarruella / D.R.

Culture and art

Botín Center: Between the sea and the sky

Renzo Piano's superb building is a cultural beacon where you can enjoy exhibitions, concerts, film series and workshops with international artists. Don't miss Picasso Ibero, with the interpretation of the genius by dancers Yolanda García Sobrado and Rodrigo Alonso (until September 12), or Mundo de Papel, by Thomas Demand (from October). And before you go, enjoy a coffee on your terrace over the bay. (centrobotin.org).

At the Botín Center you can enjoy exhibitions, concerts, film series and workshops with international artists / D.R.

Cantabrian Maritime Museum: At the bottom of the sea

Between the promontory of San Martín and the Playa de los Peligros, it is perfect to go with children. Its aquariums and rooms, which are a trip to the depths of the sea, they discover the biodiversity, the history and the secrets of the Cantabrian Sea through the centuries. (museumsdecantabria.es).

The Maritime Museum reveals the biodiversity, history and secrets of the Cantabrian Sea / D.R.

Gastro

UmmaSantander: Exotic, but from the terruca

Chef Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Gancedo (a Michelin BibGourmand) prepares creative dishes with Cantabrian and market produce. Its wine list (strong in biodynamics and Jarto, its own natural broth) and specialties such as beef picaña steak tartare with pickled mustard and homemade rye bread make Umma a must. (Facebook.com/ummasantander).

Umma restaurant is a must

Vermouth shop Solórzano: Tasty neotaberna

With the charm of a seafood tavern (in 1941, it was the first bar in Peña Herbosa, the official tapas street), it is ideal for aperitifs and tapas, with more than 150 references of vermouths and dishes such as sea snails, anchovies, mussels , gildas, croquettes or squid. More forceful They are their rice with clams, the Calabrian bonito and the peppers stuffed with tail. (barsolorzano.com).

The Vermutería Solórzano is ideal for aperitifs and tapas / D.R.

Cañada: Eat Cantabria

Paco Quirós and Carlos Crespo's menu includes, among other Cantabrian delicacies, anchovies from Santoña with roasted red pepper, fine clams from Pedreña and cabracho pudding, in addition to their famous cheese cake. (restaurantecanadio.com)

The Cañadío menu is made up of Cantabrian delicatessen / D.R.

Experiences

Costa Quebrada Safari: Night and Marine Tour

The strip between the Magdalena beach and Cuchía is home to the highest concentration of coastlines in Europe. A geological treasure to go on a night safari guided by biologists and discover the ecosystems and marine species that are activated at dusk: starfish, shrimp, sponges, fish … (parquegeologicocostaquebrada.com).

Discover the ecosystems and marine species that are activated at dusk / D.R.

Shopping

Doméstica Santander: Unique pieces

You will find the perfect gift and the most unique objects here. Furniture, lamps, kitchenware, cutlery, bathroom accessories, notebooks, diaries and other gadgets of their own design and that of others: it is the embassy of the best retro, Nordic and / or trendy style firms, from Bordallo Pinheiro to Umbra. (domesticasantander.com)

You can find the perfect gift and the most unique objects at Doméstica Santander

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La Folie: Trends Dictionary

In front of the Plaza del Cuadro is located the universe of Paula Martínez Tormo, a multi-brand space where you can achieve original and versatile looks. It has exclusive collections and garments and accessories specially designed by Ailanto, Malababa, JoSephine, and other firms such as Masscob, Vanessa Bruno or Samsoe Samsoe. (lafoliesantander.com).

La Folie is a multi-brand space where you can achieve original and versatile looks / D.R.