This festival was held for the first time in 1948 in the Plaza Porticada. Initially for UIMP students, it became so popular that it went on to be held in the Palacio de Festivales and to be open to all. Each year it provides a quality programme aimed at a diverse audience.
Every year in July the Exhibition Centre holds this international art fair in which galleries from all over the world exhibit their works with the objective of making art more accessible to the general public.
European Festival of magic and visuals of Santander
This festival, which was established by the Cantabrian magician Raúl Alegría, attracts artists from all over the world. Held in late May, this event converts the city of Santander into a magical scenario.
The International Exhibition of Fantastic Art (Muestra de Artes Fantásticas, MAF) immerses spectators in the world of puppet theatre and invites them to have a unique experience.