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Santander: Santander on Fire 1941 Historic Walking Tour

1. Santander: Santander on Fire 1941 Historic Walking Tour

There are many ways to get to know Santander, the capital of Cantabria. You can visit El Sardinero, the nobility of the Magdalena, eat a Regma ice cream, or visit one of the most beautiful bays in the world. Now, do you know what is really behind all this?  To understand Santander, you must understand its historic center and the history of the great fire of 1941, the catastrophe that razed much of the city. See how Santander has been rebuilt into the city known today on a tour which highlights the locations most significant to the fire. A story full of intrigue, decay, anonymous heroes, and fire and destruction wherever you look. It's promised that you'll never see the streets of Santander the same way again after a couple hours with your extremely knowledgable guide.

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based on 2 reviews

It is a great route through the history of Santander. The life of its people, how the fire happened and what were the causes that made it lethal for the city. After February 15, 1941, Santander was no longer the same. It was the birth of what we know today, although few of us imagined the disaster caused by that fire. To understand, you have to listen to Héctor and then we will know. Totally recommended.

We really enjoyed the tour. Hector spoke very clearly in Spanish and we were able to follow most of what he said, with our high-level conversational Spanish. The information he imparted gave us new insights into, and appreciation for, Santander. He was enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

Highly recommended. The guide we had was Héctor who gave us a different tour without just telling the history of the city as usual. It shows that he really likes his work and that he transmits to people.

Very interesting trip through the history of Santander! The guide very prepared, friendly and patient! More than recommended!

Very pleasant, friendly, with a lot of information and helps to understand architecture and history of the city