The Cultural Ring of Santander encompasses several unique exhibition centers, whereby the city of Santander values the richness of its history in a cultural proposal conceived as a walk between these spaces. It is presented in this way, as an essential itinerary in Santander, which is possible thanks to the creation and reinforcement of several cultural spaces configured as interpretation centers, museums, exhibition halls and art centers.
Specifically, the route of the Ring proposes the visit to six exhibition spaces, arising from the commitment to culture as an asset for the intellectual development of citizens, as a tourist attraction.
The Interpretation Centers of the History of the city, in the Tower of the Cathedral and the Medieval Wall, in the Porticada square, make known the history of the city from ancient times to the twentieth century. Two new spaces that add to the offer of the Interpretation Center of the Docks, located under the Plaza de Alfonso XIII. A particular trilogy about the origin of Santander separated only by a few meters from the space that helps to understand the origin of man: the Museum of Prehistory and Archeology of Cantabria.
This itinerary is completed with a visit to the Antiaircraft Refuge, in the current Prince's Square, built in the spring of 1937 to protect against aviation bombing during the Civil War.
Just by crossing the street, the visitor begins the final journey until completing the circumference that sustains this alliance between Santander and culture. We will have to go through some renovated and expanded Pereda Gardens, until we find, near the bay, the Bank of Spain building, whose future goes through its conversion into a new Reina Sofia Associate Museum of modern art. Turning the view to the south, the landscape completes a beautiful view with the spectacular Botín Center building.
Visits are made by appointment, by calling: +34 942 203 099