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The Gran Casino del Sardinero is located on Italy Square (formerly known as Square of the handkerchief), just opposite the waterfront.

There has been a casino here since the XIX century, when Santander became a fashionable Summer resort with the bourgeoisie and the aristocracy. The first building was much more modest than the one we see today. This dates back to the early XX century, the period when Santander got all the facilities that a holiday place de prestige requires. In these same years, the city also built the Madeleine Palace and the Hotel Real.

According to the tastes of that time, the casino was designed by Eloy Martínez del Valle in the Belle Epoque style, which due to the profusion of decoration and ts immaculate white colour, reminds to many of a wedding cake.

If you are not into gambling, you can still and have lunch in its fancy restaurant.

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  • Updated Nov 13, 2007
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