San Sebastian

San Sebastian, Spain

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San Sebastian is a coastal city located in the Basque country just 20km from the French boarder and a highly popular choice for tourists.  The sheer beauty of this city and high profile events like the San Sebastian International Film Festival are what put and keep it on the map.  It’s up to the owners of the local B&Bs, apartments and hotels in San Sebastian to ensure that their guests are well taken care of.  Accommodation in San Sebastian is widely available in various forms and, for those who are on very strict travel budgets, the hostels in San Sebastian prove to be a popular choice.

Things to do in San Sebastian

You can enjoy a perfectly satisfying holiday in San Sebastian without overspending.  Spend the day at one of the beaches, like La Concha Beach, take a picnic basket filled with your favourite treats and enjoy the sun and sea as you take a well-deserved break.

The local aquarium is a big hit for families and a great activity should you wish to spend the day out of the sun or if the weather is not as pleasant as you would hope.

A stroll around Cristina Enea Park is another favourite for both tourists and the locals.  It’s the ideal place to let the kids enjoy some freedom and you can easily spend half a day here without getting bored in the slightest.

There are so many things to do in San Sebastian and shopping, for most of us, is an activity in itself.  Finding just the right souvenir or gift is usually high on the list of things to do and travellers like to take even the smallest trinket home in memory of their wonderful time in Spain.

Shopping in San Sebastian can really open up a whole new world of experiences.  While exploring the city, you will find a number of speciality stores that offer various culinary delicacies and a trip to Mercado de la Bretxa is not only a visual pleasure in terms of architecture but you can also purchase fresh meat and fish if you plan on preparing your own meals.

The Victoria Eugenia Theatre, which is arguably the most beautiful building in the city, opened in 1912.  It was also the location for the International Film Festival for a number of years and is visited by many tourists every year.  Both the interior and exterior have been well-maintained and it was last renovated in 2007. 

The Basilica of Santa Maria del Coro is another famous local structure and attraction.  It stands on the site of a Romanesque church that was built in the 12th and 13th centuries.  It was larger than the original church that once stood here and the architecture was a combination of Gothic and Renaissance.  Construction was completed by 1560 but the church suffered fire damage in 1688 which led to its reconstruction in Baroque style in 1743.

Depending on your personal interests there really is something for everyone in San Sebastian.  Magic park is a theme park suitable for the whole family and the local museums cover everything from history and science to whiskey and music.  The night brings on even more activities and the lively atmosphere is enough to get anyone’s foot tapping.  Whether you are looking for a modern nightclub, cosy bar or a quiet restaurant, you can find it all right here.