Santander is the capital of Cantabria. It features a small historic center and a buch of beaches on the Cantabrian sea. Its most famous tourist attraction is the Magdalena Palace which was used as a summer getaway by the Spanish royalty.
The Minaret of Samarra is part of the Great Mosque of Samarra in Samarra, Iraq. The mosque is one of the largest in the world, and was built by the Abbasid caliph Al-Mutawakkil . The minaret was originally connected to the mosque by a bridge.