San Sebastian

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San Sebastian, known in Basque as Donostia, is the provincial capital of Guipuzcoa and is located on the Camino del Norte. It is located 20 kilometres from France and forms a Eurocity with Bayonne, which brings together more than half a million French and Basque inhabitants. It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the Basque Country.

A little history

The exact time of its foundation is unknown, but we know that during the Middle Ages it had a great weight and link with the Kingdom of Navarre. Later it would become part of the Castilian and Aragonese territories dominated by the Catholic Monarchs. It acquired its status as a city in the Modern Age.

what to see and do in san sebastian

La Concha Beach

Bathed by the Cantabrian Sea, La Concha beach, together with its promenade, is undoubtedly one of the most representative elements of the urban space of the city of San Sebastian.

Concha Beach - San Sebastian

Good Shepherd Cathedral

Built in neo-Gothic style in the image of German cathedrals, this 19th century building is one of the most important religious monuments in the city of San Sebastian.

Good Shepherd Cathedral - San Sebastian

Miramar Palace and Gardens

This beautiful palace was built in the 19th century between the beaches of La Concha and Ondarreta in San Sebastian. Its style is reminiscent of the old country houses of the British nobility. Today it is owned by the municipality and hosts different cultural events, such as the summer courses of the University of the Basque Country.

Miramar Palace - San Sebastian

Mount Urgull

Located at one end of the Concha beach, between the old part and the new promenade of the city. It is one of the most outstanding defensive bastions in the Bay of Biscay and offers impressive views of the city and the bay.

Mount Urgull - San Sebastián

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