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

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?

Bring a scary end to October in Donostia


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

Euskera and tourism in Donostia/San Sebastián


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.

Mapping 1813-2013

August 31st


The day San Sebastian was burnt to the ground

“Ideal climate: Summer posters” exhibition


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!


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


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


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

Donostiako Estropadak - Bandera de la Concha


3 and 10 September: two unmissable days of racing in La Concha!

Euskal Jaiak - Basque Festivals


The beginning of September - from 2 to September 10 - 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.

Are you coming at the 71th edition of Film Festival?


From 22 to 30 September we are celebrating a very special anniversary!

Aste Nagusia: Great Week


From 12 to 19 August. Don't miss one of the most festive weeks in San Sebastian!

The Night of San Juan


Say hi to the summer and burn away everything that’s bad!

música en vivo san sebastián

Free open-air festivals coming to Donostia ... the choice is yours!


During the summer Donostia becomes a location for free open-air festivals. Do you prefer to take off your shoes and dance on the sand on the beach, or would you rather listen to music in the shade of a tree? The choice is yours!

The TOP pintxos from every neighbourhood

Food and drink

The best options to sample in a city that is seen and lived, but above all experienced through food.

Musika Parkean is back!


On the 24th and 25th of June... Please, step on the grass!

Belle Époque at the Racecourse!

Sport city

Belle Époque Day is being held at San Sebastian Racecourse from 12:00 pm on Saturday, 1st July. So, grab your straw hat, sunshade, pearl necklace and long dress from your wardrobe and come along to this very special race, which has been held for 107 years!

Tips for the best dip

Donosti Feeling

Have you ever seen a beach appear and disappear in front of your eyes in the same day? ...

After the txotx it is time for the...Sagardo Egunak (cider days)


2nd of September - Donostia

Films and books set in San Sebastian

Donosti Feeling

15 activities for spring in Donostia!

Donosti Feeling

With the arrival of spring, the mountains, parks and gardens of Donostia are colored with all kinds of flowers, further highlighting the beauty and charm of the city, and its markets are filled with the vegetables of the season: tear peas , asparagus, beans…. A magical time to enjoy endless plans in San Sebastián, do you fancy?