Welcome to San Sebastián
San Sebastián is a coastal city and municipality located in the north of the Basque Country, Spain. It lies on the southern coast of the Bay of Biscay, only 20 km from the French border. The surrounding area is lush and picturesque.
The town is famed for its beaches, its quaint Old Town and first-class restaurants. The Old Town hosts a great scene of local eateries, markets and shops, as well as many landmarks around an impressive cathedral. From La Concha Beach to the Aquarium, there are plenty to see and do in San Sebastian.
Attractions in San Sebastián
Plaza de Gipuzkoa
Playa de la Concha
Parque de Alderdi Eder
Victoria Eugenia Theater
Ayuntamiento de San Sebastian
Real Club Náutico de San Sebastián
Mercado de la Bretxa
San Sebastián Parte Vieja or Old Town
Plaza de la Constitución
Iglesia de San Vicente
Basílica de Santa María del Coro
La Perla Spa
San Telmo Museum
Untzi Naval Museum San Sebastian
Aquarium Donostia-San Sebastian
Santa Clara Island
Peine del Viento
Torreón de Monte Igueldo
Faro Monte Igueldo
Festivals held in San Sebastián
San Sebastian International Film Festival
The San Sebastian International Film Festival has been running since 1953 and is held in September in the Spanish city of Donostia-San Sebastián. It is currently hosted in the Kursaal.
Tamborrada / St. Sebastian’s Day
The 20th January is St. Sebastian’s Day and locals take that very seriously as at midnight (19th – 20th) crowds pack Constitution Square, where the mayor raises the city’s flag to start 24 hours of non-stop drumming.
Fiesta de los Reyes
Fiesta de los Reyes or Three Kings Festival is two day annual event held on the 5th and 6th of January to celebrate the Three Kings or Wise Men who followed the a star to the birthplace of Jesus Christ and brought gifts to him: gold, incense and myrrh. Each city and town hosts its own parade on the eve of Three Kings’ Day, called the Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos, to celebrate the arrival of the Three Kings into Spain from their long journey.
Tours and Activities from San Sebastián
Latest Blogs from San Sebastián
7 things do on a Rainy Day in San Sebastián!
San Sebastian located in the north of Spain is home to a lot of wonderful things, such as fabulous pintxos and a rich Basque culture. As it is one of the greenest parts of Spain, it is also one of the rainiest parts! That kind of rain so characteristic of the Basque Country is the xirimiri – a very light rain more than a mist but less than a shower – and guaranteed to soak you! However lucky for you there are plenty of things to do in the city when it pours.