Interpretation Centre of the City’s History

Discover all of Santander’s history

Located in the bell tower of the monumental complex formed by the Catedral de la Asunción, la Iglesia del Cristo and the cloister, here you will be able to discover the history of the city itself, which has been severely marked by many, harsh events.

You may also climb the bell tower and discover all the bells that make up the complex; you will discover where they were created and on which days they are rung. Once in the room of bells, you will also be able to enjoy a panoramic view of Santander from the heights; you will be able to see the highest part of the buildings in the centre of the city, a view that we miss when we are strolling around and that is worth seeing, as well, obviously, as contemplating the marvellous bay that surrounds us.

You will slowly discover all the history of Santander, along with little curiosities, such as the tale about the granting of its charter, relevant historical characters of the city, you will see the chalice of Fray Juan de Cieza, the sacramental silk quilt from the Philippines, etc.

Come and visit us!