Behobia-San Sebastian

finish line of behobia san sebastian

San Sebastian is an ideal city for running. It’s one of the favourite pastimes for thousands of locals, and many tourists who come to the city catch the bug and end up putting their running trainers on at some point. Whilst the city isn’t exactly flat, there are flat spots and many of them are … Read more

Semana Grande (Great Week) San Sebastian

The fair on Paseo Nuevo during Semana grande in San Sebastian

Semana Grande, or Great Week in English, is a week-long festival that is celebrated in San Sebastian each year in August.  It takes place each year on the week that marks the Virgin’s Day (15th August). The festival initially started in the days when Queen Isabella II used to pass her summers in Donostia. The … Read more

La Tamborrada of San Sebastian

Plaza constitucion san sebastian during La Tamborrada

La Tamborrada takes place on the 20th January each year in San Sebastian. It’s one of the biggest dates in the city’s calendar and is a local bank holiday for Donostiarras or people who work in San Sebastian.  What happens at La Tamborrada? La Tamborrada starts at midnight on 19th January in the Plaza de … Read more