- Discover the highlights of San Sebastian on a Hop-on Hop-off tour
- Learn of the ancient city's history
- Discover the regions military past
- Visit one of the most cosmopolitan city's in Europe
The survivors, with great will power set out to rebuild the city. The city got more attention when Queen Isabel II first visited the city in 1845 and the city began to grow. With street lighting, telephones, water and other infra structural facilities being developed, the city expanded and attracted visitors from all over the world. Although the 19th century saw more Carlist wars, San Sebastian still prospered. In 1863 San Sebastian was named capital of the Gipuzkoa province. The role of the city changed, the walls were demolished, the focus was more on commerce, the city became a popular tourist destination and spa resort, the economy boomed and San Sebastian became the most cosmopolitan city in Europe.