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  El Solaruco
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  • El Solaruco - Santander
      El Solaruco
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  • View of Menendez Pelayo - Santander
      View of Menendez Pelayo
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  • View of Menendez Pelayo - Santander
      View of Menendez Pelayo
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The climb from El Sardinero to the Hill of Miranda is somewhat strenuous but does not take more than 15 minutes. The Square Alto de Miranda is the departure point of some of the longest roads in Santander, including the Avenue General Davila, which runs parallel to the coast on the crest of Santander's main hill. However, if you want to return to the downtown area, the Avenue Menendez Pelayo is the road to take.

This tree-lined avenue has also some interesting particular villas, including the so-called El Solaruco (main picture), a work of the architect Leonardo Gomez Rucabado inspired in the traditional architecture of the region.

This Regionalist style became fashionable in Santander as a reply to the big foreign influence in the buildings that mushroomed in the city when it became a fashionable and rather cosmopolitan sea resort.

From Menéndez Pelayo, take Casimiro Sainz Street until you reach the old Port of Puerto Chico.

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  • Updated Nov 13, 2007
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