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

Best Restaurants in San Sebastian

Food form Le Comidare in San Sebastian

San Sebastian is a foodies paradise. Famous for its pintxo bars, the city has gained a reputation as one of the best places to eat on the planet. But with so many restaurants, pintxo bars, siderias and cafes to choose from, knowing where you want to go on your trip to Donostia is impossible. So … Read more

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

10 Things To Know Before Visiting San Sebastian

The pico del loro on la concha beach in San Sebastian

If you’re thinking about visiting San Sebastian, there’s some things you should know about the Basque city before doing so. We’ve taken some of the most frequently asked questions and answered them all in one place so you can head to Donostia with peace of mind. 1. What region of Spain is San Sebastian? Donostia-San … 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

Chistorra (Txistorra) Basque Style Sausage

Txistorra Chistorra Sausage at a basque market in San Sebastian

Chistorra or Txistorra in Basque (pronounced chees-toh-rrah in both cases), is a cured sausage originating from Aragon, Navara and the Basque Country.  The minced pork meat is seasoned with salt, garlic and paprika which gives it a recognisable dark red colour before and after cooking.  It’s a popular snack in the North of Spain, usually … Read more

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