The Palacio de la Magdalena is probably the most visited building in Santander; El Capricho de Gaudí is a building of singular beauty and is one of the few examples of the work, outside of Catalonia, the brilliant architect.
These are just two of the innumerable examples of historical architecture that treasures our land.
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The Palacio de la Magdalena is the most emblematic building in the city of Santander and one of the most outstanding examples of civil architecture in northern Spain.
It was built between 1908 and 1912 as a gift from Santander to King Alfonso XIII. The monarch and his family enjoyed the Santander summers between 1913 and 1930.
It is currently a congress center and headquarters of the Menéndez Pelayo International University.
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Villa Quijano, popularly known as El Capricho, is a modernist building located in the town of Comillas. It was designed by Gaudí, and built between 1883 and 1885. It is one of the few works that Gaudí designed outside of Catalonia.
In 1969 it was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest.