The origins of Santander town can be traced back to the Roman Empire with the name Portus Victoriae Iuliobrigensium. Santander officially received the status of city in the year 1755. The city has served as an important port during the later middle ages. Various Kings ruled the city has built numerous palaces and monuments that have become the exotic tourist destinations. These ancient buildings are the excellent examples of ancient architecture and the Royalty of the Kings.