Blog: Donostia, by locals

We want to use our tourism blog to give a voice to everyone who has experienced Donostia, so that you can all share experiences from a personal perspective, showing us authentic, undiscovered and alternative places. Above all, we want you to immerse yourself in the city and enjoy San Sebastian to the maximum!

San Sebastian Tourism Blog

Plans for St Valentine’s Day in San Sebastian

Donosti Feeling

Long live love! We are fully aware that Donostia / San Sebastián is a city that you can fall in love with all year round. Even the least romantic people fall at its feet. However, we think that coming to visit us this year on the 14 of February, the day when love reigns supreme, can be even more captivating.

Caldereros

Culture

The calderero krewes, who commemorate the arrival of travelling people to the city and announce the Carnival

Inudeak eta Artzainak

Culture

The Sunday after the Caldereros celebration (the first Sunday in February or the one following Candlemas) sees the Inudeak eta Artzainak parade, a wink to the courting that went on between nursemaids and shepherds when the latter came down into the city. This is yet another event in the local run-up to Carnival.

The San Sebastian Carnival

Culture

San Sebastian is filling with humour and colour! Carnivals are coming! From 8 to 13 February 2024.

Chillida 100 Years

Culture

Eduardo Chillida would have been 100 years old on 10 January 2024. This is why an international commemoration is being organised in 2024 by the Eduardo Chillida - Pilar Belzunce Foundation - "Eduardo Chillida 100 years, meeting place".

Discover the world of cider!

Food and drink

Did you know that until the 20th century the most common drink in Donostia was cider, and that there were once 100 cider bars in the Old Town alone? You will find the best tips for enjoying a sagardotegi!

What can we do if it rains?

Donosti Feeling

Different things to do in San Sebastián when it's raining

Christmas in San Sebastián: where to eat on this special dates?

Food and drink

On Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Eve and New Year.... many of you want to have a special lunch or dinner in a restaurant.

Let the Christmas spirit seduce you in Donostia / San Sebastián

Donosti Feeling

Now the lights are shining all over the city, we can dive straight into the spirit of this season, in full enjoyment of the plans Donostia / San Sebastián continues to offer us.

Euskera and tourism in Donostia/San Sebastián

Basque

Those who visit us can help protect our culture and our language, by learning and using a few words, with a proactive attitude in this respect etc. This means that tourism and Euskera can go hand in hand in our city.

Día de Santo Tomás

Saint Thomas's Day

Basque

The famous celebrations for Saint Thomas's Day take place every December 21st.

Are you coming to run the Marathon?

Sport city

Every year thousands of runners from around the world come to Donostia to take part in these race and to enjoy a couple of days in our beautiful city! Here are a few ideas to make your visit to San Sebastián a perfect one.

Bring a scary end to October in Donostia

Culture

From 27 October to 3 November at the Teatro Principal, come and celebrate this 34th edition of Horror and Fantasy Film Week!

Argiartean, the festival of light

Culture

On 6 and 7 October, from 20 h until midnight, an unforgettable artistic experience awaits you at the remarkable "Memory Park" in Riberas de Loiola

15 Special activities for autumn!

Donosti Feeling

With the autumn upon us, the markets in San Sebastian are full of different varieties of mushrooms, its woodlands, parks and gardens take on the ochre-shaded colour of their leaves, further highlighting the city’s beauty and charm. A perfect time of year to enjoy countless activities in San Sebastian. Sound good to you?

Mapping 1813-2013

August 31st

Culture

The day San Sebastian was burnt to the ground

“Ideal climate: Summer posters” exhibition

Culture

Let yourself be surprised by this exhibition that brings together promotional posters of our city from the end of the 19th century to the 1960s. Some 80 years that have been shaping the image of San Sebastian abroad.exhibition will be open at the San Telmo Museum from 1 July to 15 October.

Glad is the Day is back!

Culture

Glad is the Day is back and packed with more energy than ever before. This year, due to the weather conditions the music will be moved to Le Bukowski and the Dabadaba.

Donostia, capital of electronic music from 21 to 26 August

Culture

If you like electronic music and you're going to be in Donosti from 21 to 26 August, you'd be well advised to read this.

Donostia / San Sebastián during the Belle Époque, two centuries of tourism

Culture

Do you know what Donostia/San Sebastián was like in the Belle Époque? Continue reading...

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