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What to do and see in San Sebastian

Stroll along La Concha and Ondarreta:

Paseo por La Concha y Ondarreta, San Sebastian

The best thing to do in San Sebastián is tour the bay along Paseo de la Concha and Ondarreta Beach until you come to the sculpture "Peine de los Vientos" (Comb of the Wind). We recommend walking the entire length of the bay, going to see the "Peine de los Vientos" sculpture, riding the funicular to the top of Monte Igueldo and on the way back going up to Miraconcha ...

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Visit to "Peine de los Vientos":

Visita a El Peine de los Vientos, San Sebastian

Brief description: Three large sculptures embedded in the rocks along the coast. According to the sculptor, they are a space for dialogue between the sea, the wind, the iron and the rocks, in such a way that the wind combs the city. Cost: free. Length of visit: 10 minutes. How to get there: At the end of Ondaretta Beach, edging the coast, is Paseo de Eduardo ...

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Walk around Monte Urgull (30 minutes):

Monte Urgull, San Sebastián

Begin at the beautiful Ayuntamiento (city hall). This building was built at the end of the 19th century as a casino. Closed down when gambling was outlawed, it served various purposes before becoming, in 1945, today's City Hall. If you head towards the beach from here, you'll have a nice panoramic view of La Concha Bay and its beach: Looking out to sea, in the ...

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Paseo de La República Argentina and Paseo de los Fueros (30 minutes):

República Argentina, San Sebastián

After the Zurriola Bridge you'll come to Paseo de la República Argentina, the site of two of the most emblematic buildings in the city: Teatro de Victoria Eugenia and Hotel María Cristina. The first is the epicentre of the city's cultural life as well as the scenario for all the editions of the San Sebastián International Film Festival until 1999, when the ...

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Stroll through Gros: the Kursaal and Zurriola Beach (1 hour):

Barrio de Gros, San Sebastian

After crossing the Zurriola Bridge, you'll find yourself in Gros, a traditional neighbourhood which is starting to become fashionable in San Sebastián. Just over the bridge, on the left, is Kursaal Congress Palace and Auditorium, an architectural complex by Rafael Moneo. Inaugurated in 1999, it has been the headquarters of the San Sebastián Film Festival ever since. ...

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San Sebastian Cathedral:

La Catedral de San Sebastián

Very close to María Cristina Bridge, following Calle Alfonso VIII, you'll come to Catedral del Buen Pastor (Good Shepherd Cathedral). This neo-Gothic building is noteworthy for its verticality and is particularly impressive when it is illuminated at night. If you have time, you can go in, though its most interesting feature is the facade.

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Visit to the Monte Igueldo viewpoint:

Mirador del Monte Igueldo, San Sebastian

Brief description: We strongly recommend visiting the top of Monte Igueldo for the best views of San Sebastián . There is an old theme park there that looks like it was plucked out of a film from the 1950s. If you want to see what the rides were like back then, try the Montaña Suiza (Swiss Rollercoaster). Cost: 1€ to be charged when you buy the Funicular ticket ...

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Afternoon in San Sebastián:

Tarde en San Sebastián

Depending on the time of year, your interests and what kind of shape you're in, you can choose one of these activities for the afternoon (or you can do this in the morning and leave the visits for the afternoon, it's your choice): Go to the beach: When the weather is nice, locals flock to the beaches. The most popular is La Concha Beach, where we recommend swimming ...

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