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The Port of Santander has more than 2000 years of history and is the main reason for the existence of the city. The area facing the Paseo de Pareda, known as Molnedo Docks (Dársena de Molnedo) is, however, much more recent. It was a XIX project due to the engineer José de Lequerica, which aimed at facilitating the landing of the ships load during the low tide. In the mid XX century, the port activities were moved westwards, to the Maliaño Docks (still in use) and then, later to Raos, outside of the city.
The Molnedo Docks were remodeled a few years back. The old stones were replaced by a modern pavement with stylish streetlamps. The docks lost for many their old charm forever, but they are still a great place for fishing and enjoying the scenery of the bay.
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