August 31st

The day San Sebastian was burnt to the ground

On August 31st, it will be exactly 211 years to the day that Allied Anglo-Portuguese troops marched into San Sebastian and the city was burnt to the ground and completely destroyed in a tragic episode of the Napoleonic Wars. For decades, the citizens of San Sebastian have made it their duty to pay homage to all those who, in 1813, in the course of those tragic events, with courage, determination and great civic spirit, were able to rise above the tragesy and undertake the rebuilding of the city.




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