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Old Town (Parte Vieja)

Lying between El Muelle harbor and the River Urumea, San Sebastian’s Old Town has its origins in medieval times although it was largely rebuilt following the large-scale destruction of the city by fire in 1813. 

By day the Old Town is a maze of charismatic alleys and clusters of townhouses hosting the city’s chaotic daily Pescadería (fish market). The Municipal Museum San Telmo, the fine Gothic church of St Vincente and the Baroque basilica of Santa María del Coro are also found here, and much of the incessant action centers around the dynamic Plaza de la Constitución. This arcaded and balconied square was once a bullring and by night it buzzes with laughter and chatter from the numerous crowded bars and restaurants; this is the best place to sample pintxos, the famous Basque-country tapas of bite-size snacks on bread with typical toppings including peppers, tortilla, garlic prawns or cod.

Practical Info

San Sebastian’s Old Town is always accessible, and its restaurants and bars stay open late into the night.

Tours & Tickets

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San Sebastián Food Tour: Pintxos and Wine

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

Visit three of San Sebastián’s award-winning 'pintxos' bars on an evening food tour, led by a food-loving local guide. A Basque Country speciality, ...  Read more

Location: San Sebastian, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.65

Small-Group Pintxos and Wine Tour in San Sebastián

Wine and dine like a local on this 2.5-hour small-group ‘pintxos’ (Basque tapas) tour in San Sebastián. Head to San Sebastián’s famous Old Town, ...  Read more

Location: San Sebastian, Spain
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $119.04

Spanish Wine Tasting in San Sebastián

Discover the exciting world of Spanish wine during a 1.5-hour wine tasting in San Sebastián. Taking place in a food shop in the enchanting Old Town of ...  Read more

Location: San Sebastian, Spain
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $56.39

3-Day San Sebastián City Break

Experience the delights of coastal Basque Country on a 2-night stay in San Sebastián. Admire the top attractions of this northern Spanish waterside ...  Read more

Location: San Sebastian, Spain
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $346.15

8-Day Northern Spain Tour: Barcelona, Pamplona, Logrono, San Sebastián and Madrid

Experience the best of Northern Spain on this 8-day tour from Barcelona to Pamplona, Logrono, San Sebastián and Madrid. Soak up the cosmopolitan vibe of ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 8 days

From USD $1,910.00

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