Guided tour

Santander: Santander on Fire 1941 Historic Walking Tour

4.9 / 5

25 reviews

Activity provider: Experienta

Santander: Santander on Fire 1941 Historic Walking Tour

Activity provider: Experienta

From US$ 10.87 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.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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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

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Important information

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 25 reviews

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It is a great route through the history of Santander. The life of its people, how the fire happened and what were the causes that made it lethal for the city. After February 15, 1941, Santander was no longer the same. It was the birth of what we know today, although few of us imagined the disaster caused by that fire. To understand, you have to listen to Héctor and then we will know. Totally recommended.

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August 21, 2021

Very interesting trip through the history of Santander! The guide very prepared, friendly and patient! More than recommended!

February 9, 2022

Highly recommended. The guide we had was Héctor who gave us a different tour without just telling the history of the city as usual. It shows that he really likes his work and that he transmits to people.

December 23, 2021

Product ID: 362870