La Magdalena Palace
The Peninsula of La Magdalena covers an approximate area of 25 hectares. It is one of the topographical projections of the Bay of Santander, the largest estuary in Cantabria. Access to the Peninsula, is usually gained via Reina Victoria Avenue and Juan de Borbón Street, which give direct access to the entrance of the public park, located to the West of the Peninsula, at its narrowest part. Admission to the enclosure is free from 8 to 22 hours, and cars are not allowed unless they have a specific authorization.
ECCA 2014 conference is in the Palace Main building that combines in an exemplary way its beauty and monumentality with the latest technological progress.
It is difficult to imagine a more attractive and more appropriate place to celebrate congresses and meetings than La Magdalena Palace in Santander. Located between the urban nucleus and El Sardinero, on the privileged peninsula with beaches, piers, forests, a mini-zoo and spectacular views on the Cantabrian sea.
The Palace used to be the summer residence of King Alfonso XIII, but belongs to the city since 1976. Since 1995, after refurbishment work was completed, the Palace, by now a symbol of Santander, offers the most modern facilities for holding international-level courses, meetings and congresses. In summertime, it hosts the courses of the UIMP (Menendez Pelayo International University).
Find out more about La Magdalena Palace on its official website
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How to reach
The easiest way to reach the Peninsula is by taxi or bus.
- By taxi: Santander taxis are allowed to enter the Magdalena Park so they can pick up and drop off passengers inside the area. This is the fastest and most comfortable way of reaching the event location.
- By bus: There is a bus stop about 300 metres from the Peninsula entrance; it is possible to reach that bus stop using bus lines number 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 13 or 15. More information about lines and the schedules can be found at Transportes Urbanos de Santander.
Once inside the Peninsula, just follow any path to the highest point where the Palace is located and enjoy the view!