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  • 1 Panorama of Mount Igueldo Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    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.

  • 2 Paseo de la Concha Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Paseo de la Concha E - 20003 Donostia-San Sebastián

    Starting from the town hall and continuing to Miramar Park, this promenade has a world-renowned view over the bay of San Sebastian, "La Concha" (so called on account of its shell-like shape).

  • 3 Playa de Ondarreta Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Avenida Satrustegi E - 20003 Donostia-San Sebastián

    Beyond Playa de la Concha (and after the park), the sand continues to the foot of Mt Igueldo. In terms of sunshine and sand, this noble beach abutting the Ondarreta district is by no means inferior to its neighbour (indeed only a rocky outcrop separa..

  • 4 Aiete Park Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Paseo de Aiete E - 20003 Donostia-San Sebastián

    Laid out on a hill at the heart of the residential quarter, this lovely park is undoubedly San Sebastian's finest. The creation of Franco-Spanish gardener Pierre Ducasse (1836-1892), it surrounds the neo-Classical palace (1878) of the dukes of Bailén..

  • 5 Panorama of Mount Urgull Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    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.

  • 6 Museo de San Telmo Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    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..

  • 7 Bahia de La Concha Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    E - 20000 Donostia-San Sebastián

    San Sebastián owes its nickname, "pearl of the Cantábrica", to its scallop-shaped bay, La Concha. Partially closed by the islet of Santa Clara, it stretches from Monte Urgull to Monte Igueldo. Two vast sand beaches follow the curve of the b..

  • 8 Playa de la Zurriola Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    av. de Zurriola E - 20003 Donostia-San Sebastián

    At the mouth of the River Urumea, beyond Kursaal and running the length of the Gros district, this is a surfers' beach. Less busy than those in the bay (Playa de la Concha and Playa de Ondarreta), it has a more convivial, "intimate" ambienc..

  • 9 View from Mount Ulía Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    E - 20000 Donostia-San Sebastián

    After several twists and turns along which there are some views over the town and its surroundings, you reach the summit: here, straight ahead through a fine park, is the restaurant on Mount Ulía.

  • 10 Aquarium-Palacio del Mar Interesting

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    pl. Karlos Blasco de Imaz 1 E - 20003 Donostia-San Sebastián

    The Sea Palace houses a museum of oceanography and one of the largest aquariums in Europe. Here, you can see the Oceanorium, a basin crossed by a large 360 m tunnel that plunges you into the mysteries of the ocean.

  • 11 Plaza de la Constitución

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de la Constitución E - 20000 Donostia-San Sebastián

    Surrounded by buildings with high arcades, this was used as the arena for the first races in San Sebastián. The numbers on the balconies prove that they were once used as boxes.

  • 12 Church of Santa María de Donostia

    Religious buildings

    C/ 31 de Agosto 46 E - 20000 Donostia-San Sebastián

    Note the opulent late 18C portal. The simplicity of the interior architecture makes the number of baroque altars even more striking.

  • 13 Paseo Nuevo

    Nature and gardens

    Paseo Nuevo E - 20003 Donostia-San Sebastián

    This wide promenade around Mount Urgull has some lovely views of the Cantabrian Sea and the bay. It leads to the colourful port where fishing boats and sailboats sit side by side.

  • 14 Naval Museum (Museo Naval)

    Museums and art

    muelle Paseo del Muelle 24 E - 20003 Donostia-San Sebastián

    Housed in a simple 18C building originally intended to house the produce exchange. You can see the traditional materials and tools used for shipbuilding, models and navigational instruments. Every year, the museum hosts one or two temporary exhibitio..

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