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San­tander has the air of a wealthy Euro­pean re­sort town, with glam­orous well-kept sub­urbs sweep­ing along groomed beaches and ar­cades lined with el­e­gant shops.

The beach­side sub­urbs cen­tre on the ex­pan­sive Playa del Sar­dinero where there is a casino and on nearby Mag­dalena Penin­sula, the 20th­cen­tury Pala­cio de la Mag­dalena built by the lo­cal gov­ern­ment to at­tract the Span­ish royal fam­ily to spend its sum­mer hol­i­days be­tween 1913 and 1930. The palace to­day is used for con­fer­ences and is open to the pub­lic.

Fol­low Ave Faro to the end to find

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