Things to see and do - San Sebastian
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Lying between Mt Urgull and Mt Igueldo along a shell-shaped bay (La Concha), San Sebastián developed as a seaside resort in the 19C. The Palacio de Miramar bears witness to the city’s past and was built at the request of Queen Christina of Austria. The old town, located at the foot of Mt Urgull between the port and the mouth of the Urumea, comes to life each evening when tapas and Basque specialities such as shellfish, seafood and “chipirones” (squid), can be enjoyed in local bars.
Tourist attractions San Sebastian : Things to see and do
accès par funiculaire E - 20000 Donostia-San Sebastián
The summit is occupied by an amusement park and hotel-restaurant. Here you will discover a splendid panorama over the sea, the Isle of Santa Clara, San Sebastián in its circlle of mountains. In the evening, the illuminated town is a fine spectacle.
pl. Zuloaga 1 E - 20003 Donostia-San Sebastián
This old Dominican monastery, founded in the 16C, was turned into a museum in 1932, and underwent substantial renovation in 2007 and 2011. A modern building with rectangular gaps in its façade has been added, blending into the rocky panorama of Mount..
Paseo Nuevo E - 20000 Donostia-San Sebastián
This hill is occupied by a municipal park and crowned by the Fort of Santa Cruz de la Mota. At the top, a fine panorama over the Concha and the monuments of the old town below.
Hotels San Sebastian
Paseo República Argentina, 4 E - 20004 San Sebastián
This 5-star hotel is located opposite San Sebastian’s Victoria Eugenia Theatre, with views over the Cantabrian Sea and Urumea River. Dating from 1912, it is decorated in classic Belle Époque style with original columns, brocades and chandeliers. Dec..
San Martín, 52 E - 20007 San Sebastián
Husa Europa is housed in an early 20th-century building in central San Sebastian, 200 metres from La Concha Beach. Each air-conditioned room includes free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and a desk. Rooms at the Husa Europa offer classic décor and antique-s..
Paseo de Salamanca, 10 E - 20003 San Sebastián
Set overlooking the spectacular bay of La Zurriola, this small hotel enjoys a fantastic setting right in the heart of classic San Sebastián, near the old town. The Parma looks out over one of the city’s 2 bays and beaches, as well as the seafront co..
Restaurants San Sebastian
paseo de Ulía 193 E - 20013 Donostia-San Sebastián
This restaurant stands out for its delightful location on one of the hills surrounding the city. It enjoys fantastic views of the bay. The cuisine, contemporary and with a hint of creativity, reflects the perfect marriage between culinary technique a..
av. Alcalde José Elosegi 273 (Alto de Miracruz) E - 20015 Donostia-San Sebastián
Enjoy superb cuisine in one of the city's prominent culinary institutions, where a sense of history and the height of contemporary design come together seamlessly. The father and daughter team work in perfect harmony and delight guests with highly cr..
Portuetxe bidea 14 E - 20008 Donostia-San Sebastián
This restaurant with a small bar at the entrance has a few tables set aside for customers ordering set menus, as well as a contemporary-style dining room to the rear. Reasonably priced Basque cuisine with a contemporary touch. The black rice with squ..
Campanario 11 E - 20003 Donostia-San Sebastián
Contemporary in appearance, Kokotxa is located in the city's old quarter. Enjoy service that is as friendly as it is professional, and up-to-date traditional dishes alongside seasonal and tasting menus.
Mikeletegi 53 (Miramón Parkea) E - 20009 Donostia-San Sebastián
This restaurant is located in the middle of the city's technology park. There is a small bar at the entrance, and a single dining room on different levels with a modern, functional feel. The owner-chef has created various set menus along with temptin..
Embeltrán 3 E - 20003 Donostia-San Sebastián
Its young owner runs this business with pride. A discreet façade leads to a small, well-maintained interior that is decorated in a modern way.
paseo del Padre Orcolaga 56 E - 20008 Donostia-San Sebastián
A classic dining setting boasting stunning sea views. Akelare's chef has created an extraordinary culinary concept that is high on creativity without abandoning traditional roots, and at the same time showcases well-defined flavours and unique textur..