Tour 1941: Santander En Llamas

There are many ways to get to know Santander, the capital of Cantabria. You can visit the manor of El Sardinero, the nobility of the Magdalena Peninsula, eat an ice cream from Regma or visit the so-called "most beautiful bay in the world". Now, do you know what is behind all this? Do you want to know Santander really in depth?

To understand the Santander of Santander, the day to day, then you have to understand its historic center and the great fire of 1941, the catastrophe that devastated much of the city and from which it resurfaced as we see it today. .

A story full of intrigue, decadence, anonymous heroes and fire, much fire and destruction wherever you look. We promise you that you will never see the streets of Santander in the same way once you have finished with our guides ... or fire with you.

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2 hours 30 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • In-person guide
    • Entry/Admission - Plaza Alfonso XIII
    • Entry/Admission - Sacred Heart Church
    • Entry/Admission - Plaza Porticada
    • Entry/Admission - Hotel Silken Coliseum
    • Entry/Admission - Fundación Caja Cantabria
    • Entry/Admission - Funicular del Rio de la Pila
    • Entry/Admission - Plaza Del Canadio
    What's excluded :
    • Entry/Admission - Catedral de Santander
    • Entry/Admission - Parroquia de la Anunciacion
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Catedral de Santander, Calle Somorrostro, 39002 Santander Spain

    In its vicinity we will know the origin of the Santander fire, how the city was before the fire, how the catastrophe began and how everything developed in the first moments.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Plaza Alfonso XIII, 39002 Santander, Cantabria, Spain

    Earth? Sea? What happened (or not) here? Saying more would be spoiler. One of the amazing stops of the tour.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Sacred Heart Church, Calle de San Jose 15, 39003 Santander Spain

    From the Plaza del Príncipe, in the middle of the church, you will discover what damage caused the fire in this part of Santander, how the emergency services worked and some curiosity about what should be the oldest part of the city.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Plaza Porticada, Plaza de Velarde, 39001 Santander Spain

    The resurgence of the ashes and the new Santander.
    One of the most emblematic squares of the city in which the theme of the construction and reconstruction of the city after the passage of the fire will be treated, besides knowing some of the "miracles" of the city and a funny anecdote.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Parroquia de la Anunciacion, Calle Juan de Herrera, 17, 39002 Santander, Cantabria, Spain

    Urban recollection of what was this place in the past, something totally to what can be seen today. One of the key points in the history of the fire and the most important to understand the current urban planning of Santander. Very surprising stop arrived at this point of the visit.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Hotel Silken Coliseum, Plaza Remedios, 1, 39001 Santander, Cantabria, Spain

    In the middle of Loyalty Street we will know the history of one of the saviors of the capital of Cantabria as well as one of the legends behind the fire and how many victims were given during the catastrophe.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Fundación Caja Cantabria, Calle Tantín, 25, 39001 Santander, Cantabria, Spain

    Fire limit of 1941. Why did it end here? What's so peculiar about this neighborhood? What is the name of the Santander fire? these and many more will be the doubts that will be resolved in this place.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Funicular del Rio de la Pila, Santander Spain

    Emblematic neighborhood of Santander night. Arriving at the end, a few curiosities of this iconic area of the city will be uncovered and with some relation to the fire despite being outside its limits.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Plaza Del Canadio, 39003 Santander Spain

    End of the tour in one of the historic square and for years dedicated to the hotel industry in its entirety. Bars, restaurants, pubs, wineries and a final epilogue to the 1941 fire to close with a good taste in the mouth.

    Duration: 5 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Santander City Council, Plaza Ayuntamiento, 1, 39002 Santander, Cantabria, Spain
    Departure Time :
    11:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Plaza Cañadío, 39003 Santander, Cantabria, Spain
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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