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Uno de los aspectos a mejorar es la información turística que ofrecen algunas de las Guías de Viaje más conocidas sobre nuestra ciudad. Por poner dos ejemplos, tanto en la guía Lonely Planet como en Frommers la descripción de la ciudad se encuentra desactualizada y cualquier posible visitante que no conozca la ciudad entenderá que la ciudad no es interesante.

En ambas guías, la descripción de la ciudad es mucho menos atractiva que ciudades de cercanas con un similar atractivo.

Por lo que entiendo, que no estaría de más, realizar alguna jornada o facilitar información actualizada a estos portales que ofrecen información de la ciudad de cara a que reflejen la nueva realidad de la ciudad (incluyendo los nuevos proyectos como el Centro Botín, Reina Sofía, Ampliación del MUPAC, Centro de Arte MAS,...).




The belle-époque elegance of El Sardin­ero aside, modern Santander is not the most beautiful of cities. A huge fire raged through the centre back in 1941, leaving little that's old or quaint. But Cantabria's capital makes the most of its setting along the northern side of the handsome Bahía de Santander, and it's a lively place to spend a day or two, with good city beaches, bustling shopping streets, a heaving bar and restaurant scene, and a few cultural attractions. It's a popular summer holiday resort for Spaniards.

The parklands of the Península de la Magdalena mark the eastern end of the bay. North of the peninsula, Playa del Sardinero, the main beach, faces the open sea.


Bigger, grittier and gutsier than Oviedo, Gijón (khi-hon) produces iron, steel and chemicals, and is the main loading ter­minal for Asturian coal. But Gijón has emerged like a phoenix from its industrial roots, having given itself a thorough facelift with pedestrianised streets, parks, seafront walks, cultural attractions and a lively food and drinks scene. It's a surprisingly engaging city, and a party and beach hotspot too, with endless summer entertainment. It's no quaint Asturian fishing port, but Gijón sure knows how to live.

The ancient core of Gijón is concentrated on the headland known as Cimadevilla. The harmonious, porticoed Plaza Mayor marks the southern end of the promontory. To the west stretch the Puerto Deportivo (marina) and the broad Playa de Poniente, while to the south is the more modern, 19th- to 20th-century city centre bounded on its east side by the Playa de San Lorenzo.

San Sebastián

It’s said that nothing is impossible. This is wrong. It’s impossible to lay eyes on San Sebastián (Basque: Donostia) and not fall madly in love. This stunning city is cool, svelte and flirtatious by night, charming and well mannered by day. It's a city that loves to indulge, and with Michelin stars apparently falling from the heavens onto its resturants and a pintxo (tapas) culture almost unmatched anywhere else in Spain, San Sebastián frequently tops lists of the world's best places to eat. But just as good as the food is the summer fun in the sun. For its setting, form and attitude, Playa de la Concha is the equal of any city beach in Europe. Then there’s Playa de Gros (also known as Playa de la Zurriola), with its surfers and sultry beach-goers. As the sun falls on another sweltering summer’s day, you’ll sit back with a drink and an artistic pintxo and realise that, yes, you too are in love with San Sebastián.

San Sebastián has four main centres of action. The lively Parte Vieja (old town) lies across the neck of Monte Urgull, the bay’s eastern headland, and is where the most popular pintxo bars and many of the cheap lodgings are to be found. South of the Parte Vieja is the commercial and shopping district, the Centro Romántico, its handsome grid of late-19th-century buildings extending from behind Playa de la Concha to the banks of Río Urumea. On the east side of the river is the district of Gros, a pleasant enclave that, with its relaxed ambience and the surfing beach of Playa de Gros, makes a cheerful alternative to the honeypots on the west side of the river. Right at the opposite, western end, of the city is Playa de Ondarreta (essentially a continuation of Playa de la Concha), a very upmarket district known as a millionaires' belt on account of its lavish holiday homes.



Santander has always been a rival of San Sebastián in the east, but it has never attained the premier status of that Basque resort. It did, however, become a royal residence from 1913 to 1930, after city officials presented an English-style Magdalena Palace to Alfonso XIII and his queen, Victoria Eugenia.

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