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Monumento Raqueros, Santander :: www.CantabrU.com

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Los raqueros eran niños marginales que vivían la picaresca del puerto. Desnudos o semidesnudos se lanzaban a las aguas de la bahía a recoger monedas que lanzaban los viajeros. Este es el monumento que se levantó en su honor en Santander en el Paseo Pereda.::: www.CantabrU.com

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