Documentation Center


How to get there:

Municipal buses: lines 4 and 14


Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 14:00 hours.

Attention to users:

Make an appointment on your phone or contact email.




Calle Marqués de la Ensenada nº12, 39009 Santander (Cantabria)


942 20 36 19


[email protected]


The main mission of the Documentation Centre of the Port Authority of Santander is to ensure custody, conservation and access to the documentary heritage generated by the institution since its most recent background, dating back to 1872 with the creation of the Junta de Obras del Puerto de Santander, and which has led to the creation of the most complete and homogeneous fund of the contemporary historical memory of our port.

Among the processing and document management tasks it carries out to manage the funds in its charge, the Center, in addition to attending the consultations of its internal users, makes accessible its documentary heritage, within the limits established by the regulations, to people who wish to do research work: students, researchers, professionals of the port field, etc.

Likewise, the Documentation Centre, in addition to supporting the external information requirements of the Port Authority itself, acts as a repository for the fund of publications edited by the institution.

Documentary funds

The documentary funds hosted by the Centre are organized in four major areas





Publications Deposit

The Documentation Center also acts as depositary and distributor of publications published by the Port Authority of Santander, an instrument of the port's divulgative and cultural action. Among the tasks associated with this activity is the divulgation and exchange of books with libraries of local, national and international public and private institutions.

The fund consists of some 200 publications between history books, economics, art and photography catalogues and digital productions. The most significant part of the fund consists of the Navalia programme which, articulated around four collections (Navalia Visual, Navalia Técnica, Biblioteca Navalia and Navalia Aula) has helped to expand and renew a bibliographic space for the reflection and revelation of Cantabria's maritime past and present.