Visiting Santander It is always a good choice both for leisure and business guests.
It is the capital of the autonomous community CantabriaIt is a cozy and quiet coastal town with a large south-facing bay whose beauty has made it considered one of the most beautiful bays in the world. Main port of Castilian exports during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, preserved stately streets, witness the splendor of the period.
A modern city due largely to the fire that took place in 1941 and destroyed its old town that had to be rebuilt almost entirely the city is characterized by being built up on different hills and valleys, which makes him have steep streets, slopes and steep descents, wide boulevards, coastal walks and sea have gained ground over a wide area of the center.
Thirteen beaches in their environment and numerous parks, has in El Sardinero a splendid residential area with extraordinary mansions, among which the Palacio de la Magdalena, Former summer residence of the Kings of Spain and International University today.
Today Santander is a dynamic city with intensive commercial trading and services, and throughout the year enjoys much cultural activity.
The city encompasses a number of must-see as they are Cathedral, The Palacio de la Magdalena, La Plaza Porticada, Banco Santander, the Gran Casino del Sardinero, Or as modern Palais des Festivals, Exhibitions or sports. Not to mention various museums as are the Museum of Fine Arts, the Maritime Museum of Cantabria, the Museum of PrehistoryAnd more recently Loot Center de contemporary art.
Loot Center It is an art center designed by architect and Pritzker Prize Renzo Piano, In collaboration with Luis Vidal + Architects. It is located in a privileged area of Santander, and through broader urban intervention, Renzo Piano manages to integrate the city center and the historic gardens of Pereda with its bay.
Light and lightness are essential aspects in the design of the project by the architect. Located cantilevered over the sea, the building does not touch earth is suspended on pillars and columns at the height of the tops of the trees Jardines de Pereda, Acting as a "spring" over the sea. This elevation allows the passage of light and possible views of the bay, in full integration with the environment.
Loot Center is a new meeting place in the center of the city with art, music, film, theater and literature invigorates the life of the city to strengthen its social and cultural fabric.
Therefore important is the building itself as public spaces that have been created around thanks to the construction of a tunnel 219 meters long and the remodeling and expansion of centenarians Jardines de Pereda which they have doubled in size and tripled its green areas, extending to the sea.
Both actions have strengthened the visual connection between the historic center of Santander and the bay, releasing a port area closed to the public and intended for vehicle parking.
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