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Monumento a Los Raqueros

Paseo Pereda, 39004 Santander, Spain
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A unexpected delight

While strolling along the front I unexpectedly came across this delightful group of figures, they... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2017
rickuk3
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
cheeky diving boys

An amusing set of statues on the harbour-side, although reflect the harsh reality of child labour... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
mabinho
,
Seville, Spain
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Paseo Pereda, 39004 Santander, Spain
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

While strolling along the front I unexpectedly came across this delightful group of figures, they look so natural and in context with there surroundings

Thank rickuk3
Reviewed 18 December 2017

An amusing set of statues on the harbour-side, although reflect the harsh reality of child labour - paid to dive in an scavenge shipwrecks.

Thank mabinho
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful sculptures representing kids enjoying the sea, what an inspiration and stress relief for all the visitors walking by the sea side. Take a few minutes to enjoy the "simplicity" and beauty if this work

Thank Δημητρης Β
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Right in front of the sea you will find these statues made to remember the old days when kids jumped from the pier to swim.

Thank Salvador H
Reviewed 5 October 2017

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 29 September 2017

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 28 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

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