Peine del Viento

Sculpture in San Sebastián

Comb Of The Wind In San Sebastian

The Peine del Viento or Comb of the Wind are a set of three sculptures designed by Eduardo Chillida and installed at the western end of Playa de Ondarreta, at the foot of Mount Igeldo in San Sebastián, Spain.

They were installed the by Basque artist, Eduardo Chillida in 1977 with the collaboration of architect Luis Peña Ganchegui. The installation is a series of terraces built of pink granite with three iron  anchor like shapes embedded into the rocks.

It is a magical spot for sea views especially on storm days, with waves pounding against the cliff rocks. The work is completed with several holes in the rock which shoot seawater out.  It’s as though the wind were being ‘combed’ by the metal shapes – hence its name.

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Visiting Peine del Viento


24 Hours



Address: Paseo Eduardo Chillida - 20008 Donostia / San Sebastián
Duration: 20 minutes

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