If you have wanted to enjoy tasty food, amazing views and the non comparable mixture of sea and mountain by the Cantabric sea, you’ll no doubt have chosen San Sebastián to spend your holidays. Here are some spots you cannot miss in this treasure city in North Spain.
Old Town. Walk the streets in “Parte Vieja” the oldest part between the churches of Santa María and San Vicente. You will find there numerous restaurants and bars where you can taste “pintxos”, small snacks made with the most delicious local ingredients. You will be surprised how wide variety of pintxos can you find.
La Concha. The most recognizable beach in the city and one of the most iconic ones in Spain. Considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, its shape has been immortalized in many pictures. Extremely busy in summer, do not miss the chance to walk by the shore and enjoy the stunning sunsets to the tune of the waves
Igeldo. Towering over the west side of the Bay of La Concha lies this spectacular mountain. A cable car can take you to the peak, where you will find the amusement park many generations have enjoyed and still keep the spirit of the early years it was built on. Once you are up there, do not miss the views of the whole city. They will leave you breathless.
Good Shepherd Cathedral. The most remarkable religious building of San Sebastián, it is endowed with a strong verticality and is the largest in Gipuzkoa. Its construction took place in the last years of the 19th century in a Historicist Neo Gothic style. With capacity for over 4,000 people, have a look in the crypt, the organ and stained glass which are authentic masterpieces.
Aquarium. Almost a century old but renewed in 2008, the San Sebastián aquarium is considered to be one of the most modern oceanographics in Europe. Make your way through the 360º acrylic tunnel suspended in the water, surrounded by huge sharks and manta rays. An experience hard to forget.
San Sebastian International Film Festival. If you are lucky enough to be in San Sebastian at the end of September, you may come across with Hollywood stars as the city celebrates its International Film Festival. It is considered one of the 14 most recognized film festivals in the world. It was founded in 1952 and it is nowadays one of the biggest touristic attractions in the city. You may, however, have to book your tickets in advance, due to high demand.