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Santander: Santander on Fire 1941 Historic Walking Tour

4.9 / 5

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Santander: Santander on Fire 1941 Historic Walking Tour

From US$ 11.33 per person

Discover the catastrophe that marked Santander in 1941. Travel back in time to explore the city during its gray days. Get to know the current historical center to gain an understanding of how it has been rebuilt since the tragedy.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Discover Santander's Old Town, even though it doesn't exist
  • Relive the tragedy that changed everything
  • Explore the monuments, the past, and the lesser-known history of the city
Full description
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.
  • Official guide
  • 2.5-hour historic city tour
  • Liability insurance
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  •  The tour covers about 1.25 miles
  •  The tour will run in rain; it will only be canceled in case of extreme weather conditions
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4.9 /5

based on 11 reviews

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Es una gran ruta por la historia de Santander. La vida de sus gentes, cómo sucedió el incendio y cuáles fueron las causas que lo hicieron letal para la ciudad. Después del 15 de febrero de 1941 Santander ya no fue igual. Supuso el nacimiento de lo que hoy conocemos aunque pocos imaginábamos el desastre provocado por aquel fuego. Para comprender, hay que escuchar a Héctor y así sabremos. Totalmente recomendable.

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August 21, 2021


October 12, 2021


Muy ameno, simpático, con mucha información y ayuda a entender arquitectura e historia de la ciudad

October 1, 2021

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