San Sebastian Points of Interest and Places to Visit

San Sebastian

Old Town (Parte Vieja)

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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 ...  Read more

Way of St James (Camino de Santiago)

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The famous pilgrimage routes of Camino di Santiago stretch across Europe into northern Spain on their way to Santiago di Compostela, and have been bringing the Christian faithful to worship at the ...  Read more

Constitution Square (Plaza de la Constitucion)

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Constitution Square sits in the heart of San Sebastián’s old quarter. Since its construction in the early 1800s, it has served as the city’s main square, but perhaps most interestingly as a ...  Read more

Aquarium San Sebastian

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Extensively revamped in 2008, San Sebastian’s aquarium has an enviable waterside position at the foot of Monte Urgull, is one of the most up-to-date in Europe, despite its location in a 1928 ...  Read more

Buen Pastor Cathedral

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The neo-Gothic cathedral of Buen Pastor (the Good Shepherd) was completed in 1897 at a time when San Sebastian was flourishing as an aristocratic seaside resort; it was promoted to cathedral in ...  Read more


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The attractive walled Basque town of Hondarribia (Fuenterrabia in Spanish) sits on the banks of the River Bidasoa on Spain’s Atlantic coast 20 km (12.5 miles) east of San Sebastian. Considered one ...  Read more

La Concha Beach (Playa de la Concha)

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San Sebastian’s main crescent-shaped beach is of softest sand and punctuated at both ends by craggy hills: Monte Urgull to the east and Monte Igueldo to the west. Translating into English as ‘the ...  Read more

Miramar Palace

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With formal gardens that tumble down to the beach edge at Ondarreta, the Miramar Palace was once the retreat of Queen Marie Christine Habsburg, the wealthy widow of King Alphonse XII of the Spanish ...  Read more

Monte Igueldo

One of the two headlands that bookend the sweep of San Sebastian’s sandy La Concha Bay, Monte Igueldo stands to the west of the town and is the perfect vantage point for panoramic views over the ...  Read more

Monte Urgull

Site of many battles from the 12th century onwards, Monte Urgull is San Sebastian’s eastern headland and was an important defensive and lookout position until the town’s defensive walls were ...  Read more

Ondarreta Beach

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Picking up where San Sebastian’s main beach of La Concha stops at a rocky outcrop just short of Monte Igueldo, marked by the formal gardens and elaborate Palace of Miramar, Ondarreta Beach is ...  Read more

Santa Clara Island

Santa Clara Island One of San Sebastián’s most-seen sights is in fact probably one of its least accessible: that’s because it’s an island. Santa Clara Island is situated in the middle of La ...  Read more

San Telmo Museum

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San Telmo Museum is in the heart of the Old Town, housed in a 16th-century Renaissance convent structured around a lovely cloister. For the second half of the 19th century, the convent was used as ...  Read more

Victoria Eugenia Theater (Teatro Victoria Eugenia)

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Victoria Eugenia Theater (Teatro Victoria Eugenia) Just steps away from San Sebastián’s old quarter sits the Victoria Eugenia Theater. There, the commanding Belle Époque-style building ...  Read more

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