Discover San Sebastián-Donostia, pearl of the North
San Sebastián is a charming city that stands out for its culture, lovely buildings, dining, and beaches.
It is the largest and most popular in the city. The beach stretches out over 1.5 km of white sand, and is known as the pearl of the Cantabrian Sea. The beach is surrounded by buildings, bars, and restaurants, and offers fantastic views.
Located at the foot of La Concha Beach, this building houses various exhibitions and conference halls. Work of architect Rafael Moneo, it is an example of pure contemporary architecture constructed of illuminated cubes, and is where the famous San Sebastián Film Festival is held.
Located in the old part of the city (Parte Vieja), it is the oldest in San Sebastian. It’s imposing Gothic style dates back to the 16th century and stands out for its Romanesque altarpieces, facade, stained-glass windows, and sculptures.
This grand work of baroque architecture dates back to the 18th century. It is also located in the historic quarter of Donostia, and highlights a Barroque Churrigueresque facade and the main altar dedicated to Our Lady of Coro, the city’s patron saint.
This square is one of the most popular in the city and is located in the historic quarter. Surrounded by several important buildings and high-rise homes, it is a concentration of recreational activities and the central axis of some of the most important festivities.
Located in the center, this cathedral dates back to the 19th century and is of Neo-Gothic style. Due to its great height, it can be seen from various parts of the city.
Originally home to San Sebastián’s Grand Casino, City Hall is located right next to La Concha Beach. It is a striking and elegant building with large dimensions that delights tourists.
In the historic quarter, visitors will find the charming narrow streets that are home to artisan shops and all types of taverns in which you can try some of the best pintxos in the city.
The works of famous sulptor Eduardo Chillida, who was born in San Sebastián, can be found in an open air museum located in his old farmhouse just a few meters from the center. It houses 150 of his sculptures in the middle of a natural setting.
San Sebastián boasts one of the richest culinary offerings in the world with its signature dishes, and has no fewer than three restaurants granted a 3 Michelin Star rating. Here, we can try seafood, beef, and typical dishes of the highest quality cuisine.