Centro Botín tickets
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Centro Botín tickets

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Availability: Daily except Mondays
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Do this because
  • Admire arts centre designed by the architect Renzo Piano
  • A place to to promote social development in Cantabria
  • Admire the art collection of the Foundation Botín
  • Explore two exhibition rooms measuring a total of 2,500 m2
What to expect

The Centro Botín is an arts centre designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano, in co-authorship with Luis Vidal. It is located in a privileged part of Santander and uses a broader urban intervention to integrate the city centre and the historic Pereda Gardens with the bay. The building has a total built-up area spanning 8,739 m², which is made up of two blocks, connected by a structure of squares and the walkways known as "the pachinko". The west block is dedicated to art, with two exhibition rooms measuring a total of 2,500 m2; and the east block is for cultural and educational activities, boasting an auditorium for 300 people, classrooms, work spaces, and a rooftop terrace to enjoy the breathtaking views of the city and its bay.

Research, training and dissemination are the three main missions of the Centro Botín and they are developed through the Fine Arts and Training programmes. The Foundation Marcelino Botín was created in 1964 by Marcelino Botín Sanz de Sautuola and his wife, Carmen Yllera, to promote social development in Cantabria. Now the foundation operates all over Spain and Latin America.

The Foundation Botín art collection is a reflection of its Visual Arts Programme and its trajectory over more than forty years. Specialising in contemporary art, it contains works in a variety of media: painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, video and installation, etc. Since 1993, the Collection, which continues to grow year on year, has contained works by directors of the Villa Iris Arts Workshop, established international artists such as Miroslaw Balka, Tacita Dean, Carlos Garaicoa, Mona Hatoum, Joan Jonas, Jannis Kounellis, Julie Mehretu, Antoni Muntadas and Juan Uslé; as well as works by artists who have been awarded Fundación Botín Arts Scholarships.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • What's included
    • Entrance ticket to the entire Centre, the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions
    What's not included
    • Guided tour
    Reduced price
    • Child (0-15 years old): free
    • Reduced admission (with accreditation): students aged 16 to 25, people over 65 years of age, people with disabilities and members of large families (with 3 children or more)
    Where

    Muelle de Albareda s/n. Jardines de Pereda 39004 Santander, Spain

    Meeting point:

    By bus: Several urban bus lines stop at the Pereda Gardens. If you are coming from outside of Santander or Cantabria, the central bus station is just 900 metres away, about a ten minute walk. By train: The Renfe and Feve train stations are just 900 metres away from the Centro Botín, which is about a ten minute walk.

    When
    • Winter opening hours (October to May):

    Tuesday to Sunday, from 10.00am to 8.00pm

    • Summer opening hours (June to September):

    Tuesday to Sunday, from 10.00am to 9.00pm

    • Closed every monday, 1 January and 25 December
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    Provider
    Fundación Botín
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.
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