San Sebastian Old Town (Parte Vieja)

view of the narrow streets in the parte vieja in san sebastian from the constitution square

The Parte Vieja or Old Town of San Sebastian is one of the most liveliest corners of the city.  Sandwiched between the River Urumea, La Concha Beach and Monte Urgull, the neighbourhood is probably Donostia’s most visited attraction.  And there’s a good reason why.  Famous for its pinxo cuisine and vibrant nightlife, the Parte Vieja’s … Read more

La Concha Beach

View through the holes of the white railings railing on la concha beach

Any visit to San Sebastian isn’t complete without a trip to the Playa de la Concha! Voted as one of the best beaches in Europe, it’s the picture-perfect setting. But what makes La Concha unique is its location. It’s set in the centre of San Sebastian next to the town hall and shopping district of … Read more

Anoeta Stadium

The Anoeta Stadium (Reale Arena) pitch

The Anoeta Stadium or Reale Arena is the home to La Liga side Real Sociedad and occasionally the Real Soceidad Women’s team. The stadium sits in the Amara district of San Sebastian, which is to the south of the city but easily accessible from the city centre by metro, biking or even walking.  Things to … Read more

Bike Rental in San Sebastian

cyclist competiting in the San Sebastian Cycling Classic

A fairly small, compact city, San Sebastian is easy to get around on foot. But for those who prefer a quick mode of transport, electing for a two-wheeled option is a good idea.  If you’re staying in one of the districts on the fringes of the city, having a bicycle to hand to quickly nip … Read more

Things to do with kids in San Sebastain

San Sebastian aquarium

It goes without saying that San Sebastian is a great destination for adults.  It’s a foodie’s heaven, famous for some of the best food on the planet. It’s a beautiful city with plenty of pretty sights. It has an interesting history to learn about. And there are lots of cultural activities taking place throughout the … Read more

Miramar Palace

Palacio Miramar San Sebastian

The Miramar Palace stands prominently on the San Sebastian coastline between Ondarreta Beach and La Concha Beach. It’s the first thing your eyes are drawn to as you look towards the city from the La Concha Bay.  Whilst it has a prominent location, it’s actually one of the best spots in the city to get … Read more

Paseo Nuevo (The New Promenade)

sunset at paseo nuevo in san sebastian

Circulating Monte Urgull, Paseo Nuevo (The New Promenade) is one of San Sebastian’s finest walkways.  Starting at the San Sebastian Aquarium, it’ll take you around 40 minutes to work all the way around the promenade to the Zurriola Bridge and Kursaal.  The whole time you have views of the horizon over the Cantabrian Sea. It’s … Read more

San Telmo Museum

Outside the San Telmo museum in San Sebastian

Hidden in the corner of Zuloaga Square in the Old Town of San Sebastian, you’ll find the San Telmo Museum.  A harmony of architecture and artistry, the aluminium facade blends in beautifully with Monte Urgull almost appearing as though the building is carved out of the mountain itself.  The perforated holes in the facade even … Read more

Basílica de Santa María

The Basílica de Santa María is one of the top things to see on a visit to the Parte Vieja (Old Town) of San Sebastian. And a trip to the Old Town is a must when visiting Donostia! It’s one of the most prominent buildings. Mainly hidden as you lose yourself in the narrow streets … Read more