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.
Sculptures of kids on Santander prom
Relief sculpture of ship near Santander prom
Marina at Santander prom
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.
The University of Catabria’s dome
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
Looking down on Peligros Beach
Classical style fountain
Bike hire station on Santander prom
Â 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.
Opposite the Casino there’s some surrealist art on the top of a restaurant.
Surrealism in Santander
One of my favourite parts of the prom was the Jardines de Piquio.
Globe sculpture in Jardines de Piquio
Looking towards Sardinero Beach from Jardines de Piquio
Flower bed in Jardines de Piquio
Steps down to Sarinero Beach from Jardines de Piquio
Clown sculpture in Parque Doctor Gonzalez Mesones
Sculpture in Parque Doctor Gonzalez Mesones
Sculpture near northern end of Santander prom