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Hello friends and colleagues, today I offer you another view of the Sardinero beach, in the beautiful and interesting city of Santander, I hope you like it. Then some letters about the city.

Santander is a city located in the north of Spain, capital of the autonomous community of Cantabria and, in turn, the municipality of the same name, is the most populated city in the autonomous community. In addition, it is the head of the metropolitan area of ​​Santander, a conurbation of more than 300,000 inhabitants that extends around the Bay of Santander. The municipality limits to the north with the Cantabrian sea, to the East with the homonymous bay, that surrounds it also by the south next to the municipality of Camargo and to the west limits with the municipality of Santa Cruz de Bezana.

From Roman times, where the first data appear, the ancient Portus Victoriae Iuliobrigensium of which Roman sources speak, archaeological remains have been found in the peninsula of Magdalena (remains of a building with mosaic floors, a bronze Hermes and various monetary and ceramic material); on the promontory of San Martín (a villa of the 1st century AD with remains of a hypocaustum of some thermae and various silver coins as well as an amphora of the 1st century AD) and especially in the area of ​​Cerro de Somorrostro (in Latin : summum rostrum, 'major promontory') where systematic excavations were carried out and under the current cathedral there were remains of early medieval churches and structures from the Roman era -hypocaustum belonging to thermal rooms, retaining walls and other buildings, all of which accompanied by important monetary material, a sestercio from the time of the emperor Trajan, other coins of Constantine I, etc.- which indicate that the Romans carried out mining and commercial activities with the port as a base. It is also known that the incursions of Nordic navigators were frequent and, according to the historian Hidacio (fifth century), the population suffered the sacking of the Heruli.

Philologists consider that the current name of Santander comes from the name of Portus Sanctorum Emeterii and Celedonii, San Emeterio by evolution: Sancti Emetherii> Sancti Emderii> Sanct Endere> San Andero> Santendere> Santanderio> Santander. It is a generally accepted sequence, although the proposed phonetic jumps are not very clear. In many of the maps and later documents refer to Santander as San Emeterio and Sant Ander. In others, and surely by mistake, appears the other less accepted version, which reasons about its origin related to San Andrés as patron "Sanct Ander", but the absence of this saint in the later development of the city makes doubt its authenticity.

On July 11, 1187 King Alfonso VIII of Castile appointed the abbot of San Emeterio owner and lord of the town and endowed the town with jurisdiction (similar to that of Sahagun) which tended to facilitate maritime traffic, fishing and commerce, activities from which the Abbey received its tributes, as well as the elaboration of pickles and wine farms.

During the 12th and 13th centuries, the population delimited its structure within the walled enclosure that every town agreed with, with two differentiated villages. The Old Puebla, older, on the hill of Somorrostro that dominated the city facing the bay, included the castle, the Abbey of the Holy Bodies, the cloister and the cemetery. On the other side were the Atarazanas and the port. It had three rows of houses, separated by the Rúa de Carnicerias and the Rúa Mayor, where were the homes of the prominent villagers of the town, such as the 'abbot', the canons and the major lineages of that time. La Puebla Nueva contained the convent of Santa Clara and that of San Francisco, this one outside the door, which gave name to one of the main streets; other streets of importance were the Rúa de la Sal, the Rúa del Palacio, the Ribera, Don Gutierre, Puerta de la Sierra, Cadalso and Rúa del Arcillero. Both towns were joined by a bridge over the Ria de Becedo that divided them and reached the Atarazanas, the shipyards ordered built by the king to take advantage of the woods of the Cantabrian forests in the construction of ships. The village was obliged to provide the monarchy with one nao a year.
Source: Wikipedia.

Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 10/6400 sec
F-Stop: f/7.1
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2013-07-07 15:49
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
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