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!

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Inudeak eta Artzainak


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.

Plans for St Valentine’s Day in Donostia / San Sebastián

Donosti Feeling

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.

The Basque carnivals


Although carnivals are held across the world, the ones that are held in many of the Basque Country’s villages are very special. You can still find carnivals that are deeply rooted in Basque traditions and Mother Earth.

The San Sebastian Carnival


San Sebastian is filling with humour and colour! Carnivals are coming! From 16 to 21 February 2023.  Take a look at the programme!



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

Día de Santo Tomás

Saint Thomas's Day


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

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.

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.

15 Special activitie 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?

Are you coming at the 70th edition of Film Festival?


From 16 to 24 September we are celebrating a very special anniversary!

Glad is the Day is back!

Donosti Feeling

After a two-year break, Glad is the Day is back and packed with more energy than ever before.

Sunday, 28 August

Mapping 1813-2013

August 31st


The day San Sebastian was burnt to the ground

Donostiako Estropadak - Bandera de la Concha


4 and 11 September: two unmissable days of racing in La Concha!

Euskal Jaiak - Basque Festivals


The beginning of September - 3 to 11 September this year - will see the celebration of the Euskal Jaiak or Fiestas Vascas (“Basque Festivals”) in Donostia. These local festivities bring together the best of culture, sports, culinary arts, folklore and Basque traditions.

Isla Santa Clara

Santa Clara Island

Donosti Feeling

A small yet charming urban island. Discover all its secrets!

Great Week


From 13 to 20 August. Don't miss one of the most festive weeks in San Sebastian!

Are you coming at 57 Jazzaldia?


The Jazz Festival takes more than a half a century bringing the best jazz to our city. It has become both for national and for international people an event you can not miss. If you are one of those fans that have come to celebrate this event to San Sebastian...Here are a few ideas to make your visit a perfect one!



Enjoy like a donostiarra: fireworks and ice cream

The TOP pintxos from every neighbourhood

Food and drink