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“whatever the weather, this is a delight” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Parque de Cabo Mayor

Parque de Cabo Mayor
Ranked #5 of 85 things to do in Santander
Certificate of Excellence
UK
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175 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“whatever the weather, this is a delight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

The walk to the Lighthouse had been recommended but we left this until last and when the weather turned to intermittent showers. But hey, we had umbrellas ... Eventually we found the path - don't go to the end of the promenade/esplanade - and off we set to walk up the coastal path. After a short while there is an opening into a park with a wonderful display of roses, as well as a view of the sea. We re-joined the coastal path at the end of that park, bracing but worthwhile glimpses of the rocks below, and then a bay in which several canoes were visiting. This led to the road and then around to the Parque itself and the ramble across to the head with some strategically well-placed (but now deserted) gun emplacements before climbing up to the lighthouse itself. Another viewpoint and then two 'discoveries'. The first is the Centro de Arte Faro Cabo Mayor which is an art gallery that is free to enter and has three collections: paintings on the theme of lighthouses; artefacts of all sorts on the same theme; focus on two/three local artists. Well worth the vsit - excellent views as well. The second is the El Faro, in which we took shelter from the rain and then enjoyed fresh rabas & beer, before walking back along the road down to Santander again when the rain eventually stopped.

Visited May 2014
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Nashville, Tennessee
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“Very good tourist spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014

This little art museum is wonderful and walking out to the tip of land jutting out into the sea is spectacular. You can see the palace and lighthouse island from here, and a lot of the coast in both directions. It was very windy and rainy the day we were there but still a very good experience. It is free to visit on top of everything else!

Visited January 2014
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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“Breathtaking day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

Gorgeous walk from the town right up past the small beaches to the heather fields right on the edge of the cliffs (we even saw a hummingbird and lizards!), not one for the faint hearted! Panoramic views of the whole of santander excellent photography spot.



Visited June 2013
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Segovia, Spain
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“Beautiful walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2012

We walked all the way from Santander port to the light house and back again. Really nice walk but I would recommend taking the bus back to central Santander for the return.

Visited August 2012
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Lincoln
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“Super place to walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2012

Really nice walk from El Sardinero, Santander to the lighthouse. Great views of the cliffs, beaches and town.

Visited July 2012
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