Walking Along Santander Prom

It was a such a beautiful afternoon when I arrived at Santander bus station from the airport. I only had hand luggage, one wheelie case, so I decided to walk to our hotel, the Silken Rio Santander at Sardinero Beach. I knew that I could reach the hotel by taking the slightly longer scenic route along the prom. I couldn’t get to the waterfront immediately due to some massive works but managed to get on the prom at the Ferry Terminal.

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Sculptures of kids on Santander prom

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Relief sculpture of ship near Santander prom

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Looking toward the mountains from Santander prom

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Marina at Santander prom

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Head sculpture on Santander prom

I decided to take the left fork at the University of Catanbria. Although it was uphill it looked the shorter route to the hotel.

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The University of Catabria’s dome

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Looking down on the Nautical Museum

I was relived I’d take the high road as I didn’t think that my case would’ve fared very well on the decked walkways of Peligros Beach

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Looking down on Peligros Beach

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Classical style fountain

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Bike hire station on Santander prom

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 Sculpture of artist on Santander prom

I was glad to spot our hotel a few hundred metres up from the Casino. Although I’d had a few stops enroute, the walk had been longer than I’d anticipated.

The next morning we walked along the remainder of the prom.

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Santander Casino

Opposite the Casino there’s some surrealist art on the top of a restaurant.

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Surrealism in Santander

One of my favourite parts of the prom was the Jardines de Piquio.

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Globe sculpture in Jardines de Piquio

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Looking towards Sardinero Beach from Jardines de Piquio

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Flower bed in Jardines de Piquio

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Steps down to Sarinero Beach from Jardines de Piquio

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Clown sculpture in Parque Doctor Gonzalez Mesones

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Sculpture in Parque Doctor Gonzalez Mesones

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Sculpture near northern end of Santander prom