Things to do in San Sebastian

The pico del loro on la concha beach in San Sebastian

San Sebastian is probably most famous for its beaches and culinary excellence. And whilst visiting La Concha beach and trying the city’s popular pintxos is a must for all visitors, there’s plenty more that the city has to offer. There are things for foodies, sport enthusiasts, history buffs or those who simply enjoy a bit … 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

Monte Urgull

View of Monte Urgull from La Concha Beach in San Sebastian

Situated in the heart of San Sebastian at the end of La Concha bay, Monte Urgull is one of the most significant landmarks in the city. It stands as backdrop to the Old Town, but over the years has also been the centre to some of the most historical moments in San Sebastian’s past.  Today … Read more

San Sebastian Nightlife

It’s fair to say that a good night out isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of San Sebastian. The city is more famous for other things like the beaches, the food and strong Basque traditions.  However, after indulging in some pintxos, there’s a good night out to be had in … Read more

Ondarreta Beach

ondarreta beach in san sebastian

Ondarreta beach is located to the east of La Concha beach at the foot of Monte Igueldo.  The beach itself is the smallest in San Sebastian at 600m wide. It’s also the beach furthest out from the city centre. This is probably why it’s the least famous of all three beaches in Donostia.  However, sitting … Read more

La Zurriola Beach

la zurriola beach in san sebastian

When you’re in San Sebastian, you can’t miss out on a trip to La Zurriola beach. Whatever time of the year, there’s bound to be something going on.  La Zurriola beach is located in Gros. The beach is sometimes known as Gros beach, and is situated between the River Urumea and Monte Ulía.  With Monte … Read more

River Urumea

View looking up the River Urumea in San Sebastian

The River Urumea is a prominent feature in San Sebastian that divides the city. It enters San Sebastain in the Martutene district and works its way down to the Cantanbrian sea between Monte Urgull and La Zurriola Beach. The River Urumea is quite a wide river. For decades it was used as a means of … Read more

Santa Clara Island

View of Santa Clara Island In San Sebastain from Mira Concha

Santa Clara Island is the name given to the small island that lays in the middle of La Concha Bay. It sits smack bang in the middle, with Monte Igueldo to one side and Monte Urgull on the other.  It makes for the picture perfect postcard from La Concha Beach. But there’s more to the … Read more

Buen Pastor Cathedral

the spire of the buen pastor cathedral sticking out between the trees on an nice autumnal day

The Buen Pastor Cathedral (Good Shepherd Cathedral in English) is one of the most iconic buildings in San Sebastian (Donostia), making it a must visit when in the city.  It’s an easy building to spot as it rises above the skyline across most of the city, with sneak glimpses of the spires from the nearby … Read more