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Banco Santander
Vacation Travel Guide

Banco Santander featuring heritage architecture
Consider the importance of this institution in the banking world while you marvel at the building’s vast hole through which vehicles pass.

Banco Santander is the headquarters of the multinational bank of worldwide renown. As the location of the bank’s founding, its neoclassical building is suitably majestic, featuring a large burrowed arch at its center and a rectangular pediment on its roof with a Spanish flag flying in the breeze. Pass through the central arch and gaze up at the enormous building as you consider its rich history. 

Look up at the elegant balconies that adorn the many windows spread symmetrically across the rectangular front of the building. Inspect the intricate carvings decorating the façade. These engraved artworks symbolize such themes as the arts, culture and industry. The bank headquarters opens onto the tree-lined, tiled boulevard of the Paseo de Pereda, which offers gorgeous views of Santander Bay. 

Across the road from the building, sit at a bench by the sea and snap photos of the impressive site. Think about how the building’s grandeur and architectural richness match its global status as a banking behemoth.  

Drive or take a taxi through the large hole that penetrates the building, gazing up at the sides of the arch’s interior. On the other side of the arch are the myriad plazas and quaint alleys that characterize the Santander City Center. Relax in the tapas bars and try the paella, rabas (fried calamari) and other traditional Cantabrian cuisine. 

Note that the bank’s building has been an iconic fixture of this coastal promenade since its completion in 1923. It was designed by local architect Javier González de Riancho

The Banco Santander flanks the boulevard on the northern side of the Jardines de Pereda set of gardens in the heart of the city. Ride a bus to a stop next to the building or walk northeast from the Santander railway station for 10 minutes to get here. Visit some of the nearby highlights, such as the Museum of Prehistory and Archaeology of Cantabria, the Centro Botín and Santander Cathedral.

Consider the importance of this institution in the banking world while you marvel at the building’s vast hole through which vehicles pass.

Banco Santander is the headquarters of the multinational bank of worldwide renown. As the location of the bank’s founding, its neoclassical building is suitably majestic, featuring a large burrowed arch at its center and a rectangular pediment on its roof with a Spanish flag flying in the breeze. Pass through the central arch and gaze up at the enormous building as you consider its rich history.

Look up at the elegant balconies that adorn the many windows spread symmetrically across the rectangular front of the building. Inspect the intricate carvings decorating the façade. These engraved artworks symbolize such themes as the arts, culture and industry. The bank headquarters opens onto the tree-lined, tiled boulevard of the Paseo de Pereda, which offers gorgeous views of Santander Bay.

Across the road from the building, sit at a bench by the sea and snap photos of the impressive site. Think about how the building’s grandeur and architectural richness match its global status as a banking behemoth.

Drive or take a taxi through the large hole that penetrates the building, gazing up at the sides of the arch’s interior. On the other side of the arch are the myriad plazas and quaint alleys that characterize the Santander City Center. Relax in the tapas bars and try the paella, rabas (fried calamari) and other traditional Cantabrian cuisine.

Note that the bank’s building has been an iconic fixture of this coastal promenade since its completion in 1923. It was designed by local architect Javier González de Riancho

The Banco Santander flanks the boulevard on the northern side of the Jardines de Pereda set of gardens in the heart of the city. Ride a bus to a stop next to the building or walk northeast from the Santander railway station for 10 minutes to get here. Visit some of the nearby highlights, such as the Museum of Prehistory and Archaeology of Cantabria, the Centro Botín and Santander Cathedral.

Top Hotels Close to Banco Santander

Hotel Silken Coliseum
Hotel Silken Coliseum
4 out of 5
Plaza de los Remedios, 1, Santander, Cantabria
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥8,353 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
Located in Santander City Centre, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Mercado La Esperanza and within 3 mi (5 km) of Palacio de la Magdalena and Santander Ferry ...
4.4/5Excellent! (593 reviews)
Good experience
"Excellent location in the heart of the city."

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2020

Hotel Silken Coliseum
Hotel Bahia
Hotel Bahia
4 out of 5
C/ Cádiz, 22, Santander, Cantabria
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥10,798 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
Located in Santander City Centre, this hotel is steps from Parroquia Santisimo Cristo and Santander Ferry Terminal. Palacio de la Magdalena and Bay of Biscay ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (767 reviews)
"Excellent location, nice hotel"

Reviewed on Dec 25, 2020

Hotel Bahia
NH Ciudad de Santander
NH Ciudad de Santander
3 out of 5
Paseo Menendez Pelayo, 13-15, Santander, Cantabria
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥11,162 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
Located in the heart of Santander, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Monumento a La Sardinera and Santander Ferry Terminal. Palacio de la Magdalena and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (128 reviews)
"Nice hotel, for staying a night, no Soccer TV program, close to everyyhing"

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

NH Ciudad de Santander
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Banco Santander

Hotel Silken Coliseum
Hotel Silken Coliseum
4 out of 5
Plaza de los Remedios, 1, Santander, Cantabria
The price is ¥8,353 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
Hotel Silken Coliseum
Hotel Bahia
Hotel Bahia
4 out of 5
C/ Cádiz, 22, Santander, Cantabria
The price is ¥10,798 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
Hotel Bahia
NH Ciudad de Santander
NH Ciudad de Santander
3 out of 5
Paseo Menendez Pelayo, 13-15, Santander, Cantabria
The price is ¥11,162 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
NH Ciudad de Santander
Eurostars Hotel Real
Eurostars Hotel Real
5 out of 5
Paseo Perez Galdos 28, Santander, Cantabria
The price is ¥18,077 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
Eurostars Hotel Real
Hostel Santander
Hostel Santander
2 out of 5
Paseo de Pereda 15, 1B, Santander, Cantabria
Hostel Santander
Plaza Pombo B&B
Plaza Pombo B&B
2 out of 5
Hernán Cortés 25, 3, Santander, Cantabria
Plaza Pombo B&B
Los Balcones del Arte
Los Balcones del Arte
3.5 out of 5
Plaza del Príncipe 2 5, Santander
Los Balcones del Arte
Ápartamento DE Diseño EN EL Corazón DE LA Ciudad
Ápartamento DE Diseño EN EL Corazón DE LA Ciudad
Santander, Cantabria
Ápartamento DE Diseño EN EL Corazón DE LA Ciudad
Apartamento Reformado en Pleno Centro
Apartamento Reformado en Pleno Centro
Santander, Cantabria
Apartamento Reformado en Pleno Centro
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.