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Monumento a Los Raqueros

Paseo Pereda, 39004 Santander, Spain
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Beautiful statues!

A set of beautiful statues dedicated to the kids who used to dive into the bay after the coins... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Petar A
Thought provoking

This momument is thought provoking dedicating the kids who used to dive into the bay after the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BlaydonBlunderer
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Blaydon on Tyne
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Paseo Pereda, 39004 Santander, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A set of beautiful statues dedicated to the kids who used to dive into the bay after the coins thrown by the people from the ferries. Great view, especially in combination with the beautiful bay of Santander.

Thank Petar A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This momument is thought provoking dedicating the kids who used to dive into the bay after the coins thrown by the tourists from the ferry back in the beginning of the last century.

Thank BlaydonBlunderer
Reviewed 29 August 2017

A moving and very original monument/statues dedicated to the kids who used to dive into the bay after the coins thrown by the tourists from the ferry back in the beginning of the last century. Lots of photo ops, especially with the beautiful bay of...More

Thank Eledublin
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We did not understand the story behind the Monumento a Los Raqueros until later....but the statues are extremely impressive and a fitting tribute.....

Thank L C
Reviewed 24 July 2017

During our traveling along the shore we saw those statues . When we read about it, we revealed a sad story of those kids. A word of caution: there is no fence nearby, keep your kids so that they would not fell to the water.

Thank Hezkia
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We walked from the ferry port into the town and passed this. Viewing is restricted by the fact on one side there is a barrier so you compete with people for the best view of it. It's quirky. Rated Number 9 in the city says...More

Thank Karen90
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Interesting bronze models of young boys diving into the water. all standing / sitting in various stages of diving. Inscription in Spanish - and shamefully I can't speak a word of spanish. like most places in the area - there is no other language interpretation

Thank scrappydee
Reviewed 14 May 2017

The monuments Los Raqueros has a story at background. They depict the children who were diving at the sea to pick up the coins from the water dropped from the ships or by the tourists...In the end they are not very beautiful sculptures however the...More

1  Thank Flyngdtchmn
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Santander artist Jose Cobo Calderon is the creator of these wonderful statutes. They are in memory of the poor children who used to dive for coins tossed in the Santander harbour by rich tourists. There are several (at least 3) explanations for the meaning...More

Thank Arne S
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Came across them when taking a stroll alongside the sea. They look quite realistic and are to scale and you can imagine boys diving into the sea for the coins thrown in for them.

Thank LMK63
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