Icon of Santander
This monument consists of four bronze figures located close to the marina between Embarcadero Palace and the Santander Marina.
The sculptures are of 4 children, one standing looking out to sea, two sitting, and one jumping into the sea. They’re accompanied by a commemorative plaque on the ground. In Santander, these "Raqueros" ("wreckers") are typical folk characters, poor or homeless children mainly, who made their living gathering coins thrown by tourists into the sea.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the activities of the Raqueros became something of a spectacle and groups gathered around to watch them retrieve the coins.