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    C/ Pedrueca, 1 - 39003 Santander, Spain
Sede de la Fundación Botín en Santander  

Former house of Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola, famous palaeontologist who discovered the prehistoric caves of Altamira.


  • Size: 355 m2.
  • Capacity: 250 seats.
  • Stage: 4 x 12 m.
  • Air conditioning provided from self-contained unit and soundproofing.
  • Simultaneous interpretation of three languages.
  • Screening facilities.


  • Capacity: 71 seats.
  • Screening, public address and air conditioning equipment.


  • Size: 155 m2.
  • Used for meetings, workshops, etc.


  • Size: 152 m2.
  • Documentation centre, tables available for consulting both written and audiovisual material.


   C/ Castelló, 18C - 28001 Madrid, Spain
Sede de la Fundación Botín en Madrid  

It is a building located at Castelló Street, number 18C, in the heart of Barrio de Salamanca in Madrid. It was built in 1920, according to the project of the architect Gonzalo Aguado for Espuñes silversmiths Factory. It was later rehabilitated by Enrique Bardají in 1996.

The new Botín Foundation´s location in Madrid, remodeled in 2012, is a Diego Varela and Emilio Medina´s work. They are part of MVN Arquitectos.

These offices are the location for Trend Observatory and the team of the programme of Science and Technology Transfer programme.


   C/ Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola, 3 - 39003 Santander, Spain
Sala de Exposiciones, Fundación Botín  


It has almost 800 m2 of usable surface area split as follows: ground floor (street level) with a height of 3,40 m., mezzanine with a height of 2,70 m. and access by lift and stairs from inside, with a central space of 100 m2 and height of 5,90 m.
Designed by the museography space specialist Juan Ariño, the project followed two guidelines: Creating a space of absolutely neutrality: the work of art displayed rather than the space designed must take prominence. The communication between the two floors has helped improve the overall visual aspect and provided a very convenient perimeter walkway for works of art.


Daily from 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Closed the 25 December and 1 January; 24 and 31 December from 10:30 am to 14:00 pm.


EL PROMONTORIO   Paseo Pérez Galdós, 32 - 39005 Santander, Spain
El Promontorio, Fundación Botín  

The family home of Emilio Botín Sanz de Sautuola was donated to the Foundation by his son, Emilio Botín Ríos, in 2006. It was built in the "mountain regionalist" design style of the architect Javier González de Riancho between 1915 and 1918 on the Paseo de Pérez Galdós, number 30 in Santander.

This emblematic building which dominates the Bay of Santander hosts various Foundation functions.


  Paseo Pérez Galdós, 47 - 39005 Santander, Spain
El Promontorio, Fundación Botín  

Villa Iris, former summer house built in 1913 by the architect Eloy Martínez del Valle and renovated in 1944 by the architect Javier González de Riancho. Donated by Jesús García Fernández and currently used for training, research and experimentation activities.


  • 360 m2 of usable exhibition space on 3 floors.


  • Visual Arts Workshops.
  • Exhibitions

OPENING TIMES: only in summer from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


  Barrio Puente Pumar, s/n - 39556 Polaciones, Cantabria, Spain
El Promontorio, Fundación Botín  

The Casa Rectoral de Puente Pumar is the Fundación Botín's centre of operations in the Nansa River Valley, as well as an important meeting place and centre of socio-economic growth for the people of the area.

Thanks to a transfer agreement, the Saja-Nansa Commonwealth of Municipalities has assigned the Casa Rectoral to the Fundación for a limited time. The Fundación Botín is in charge of its management and maintenance, in keeping with the philosophy of the Heritage and Territory Programme, and holds socio-cultural and educational activities for the local community here.

OPENING TIMES: on demand.




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