San Sebastian is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It is located 20 kilometers from the French border right in the heart of the Basque Country. With a population of about 190,000 inhabitants, it is a relaxing city where it’s easy to enjoy yourself just strolling around.
In addition to the three city beaches, you can visit the old part, famous for its tapas, Mount Urgull, with its spectacular views of the city, Igueldo and its old amusement park, the Peine del Viento, a wonderful sculpture by Eduardo Chillida, the Paseo Nuevo, famous for its powerful waves and the magnificent city center. Finally, the port is a great place to walk or dine on incredible fish.
Nearby, are well-known places such as Bayonne, San Juan De Luz, Biarritz and, one hour’s away is Bilbao, where you can visit the Guggenheim museum. Public transport is good and you can check services in the blog links.
Famous for its cuisine, the city has several renowned restaurants, some of them considered among the best in the world. This respect for good food has spread throughout the city and you can enjoy delicious tapas (or ‘pintxos’ in Basque) and snacks.
Cultural sites include the San Telmo museum and the Tabacalera cultural center. The Jazz festival in July, the Quincena Musical Fortnight in August and at the International Film Festival in September.
The most important festivals are January 20, San Sebastian day and the ‘Semana Grande’ in August.