San Sebastian – The Magic Of The European Capital Of Culture

San Sebastian – The Magic Of The European Capital Of Culture

Designated the European Capital of Culture 2016 and featured by over 100 travel guides and media outlets across the world, the city also boasts of the most Michelin Stars per square metre: 16 Michelin Stars and three restaurants with three Stars each. Any excuse to visit San Sebastian is good. Besides the unequalled beauty of La Concha Bay, the city is the place to come to for innovative cuisine that has made it famous across the world, and a wide range of festivals that have made it a genuine cultural phenomenon worth experiencing.

SAN SEBASTIAN BY DAY – Make sure to explore the Old Town, eating wonderful pintxos (Basque tapas) where the bars are an irresistible temptation or buying local products in the traditional market. Do Drop by the ‘Wind Comb’, the emblematic sculpture of Eduardo Chillida and visit San Telmo Museum, the oldest in the Basque Country, to learn about Basque Society. For the sea lovers, take a dip in the sea at the delightful La Concha beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Finally, Wave-spotting in the Paseo Nuevo, alongside the sculpture by Oteiza, where waves of over 10 metres in height crash against the walls and leap into the air will certainly keep you enthralled.

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SAN SEBASTIAN BY NIGHT – At nighttime, there many excellent restaurants in a city to enjoy. One of the best sunsets can be experienced from the pier of the fishing harbour. Then proceed to visit the lighted up Kursaal Conference Centre, a spectacular architectural work by Rafael Moneo. Attend concerts at the International Jazz Festival, held at the beach in July and finally enjoy the view from Tabakalera’s fifth floor terrace, former tobacco factory turned into an International Centre for Contemporary Culture.


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