Are you coming at Easter?

Here are a few ideas to make your visit to San Sebastián a perfect one.

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You can´t miss them...

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Eating a pintxo: Going for pintxos in San Sebastián is a way to learn about our culture; you’ll enjoy laughs and conversation as you stay on the move, visit busy bars and generally have a great time.

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Having your picture taken in the Concha Bay: The Concha Bay is San Sebastián’s snapshot par excellence: it is the most typical, the one most pictures are taken of, the most visited... The Concha Beach is right in the city centre.

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Visit the Chillida Leku Museum: The work of the sculptor Eduardo Chillida (San Sebastián, 1924-2002) meets nature in its purest state at the Chillida-Leku museum that reopens its doors after being closed for several years.

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Taking a seven kilometre stroll from the Zurriola beach to the Peine del Viento sculptures (closed for works) : This stroll offers you the chance to discover all  three beaches in San Sebastián. Relax and enjoy the beauty of the way.  

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Discovering the districts of San Sebastian: San Sebastián is divided into three main areas, each with its own personality, partly reflected in its three magnificent beaches.

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Enjoying the parks and nature: San Sebastián has a marvellous natural green landscape, surrounded by mountains and with numerous parks and gardens. Discover our mountains, parks and gardens and enjoy the city's most natural side

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The city has a wide and varied selection of museums to satisfy even the most curious minds with their excellent exhibitions and modern installations.

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Eating the first ice cream of the season: One of our spring and summer traditions is to eat the wonderful ice cream of Donostia. A ice cream cone or a tub of ice cream?

 

Shopping...

Get ready to take to the streets, because San Sebastián is like a huge open-air shopping centre. Although at Easter some shops close, many others stay open, above all in Downtown and the Old Town. If...

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GUIDED TOURS

Time is short to get to know the city ... but don't despair! Let the experts take you round the major highlights of the city in only 120 minutes:

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If you want to discover on foot San Sebastian Old Town’s “musts”, its best-kept secrets and the most curious anecdotes surrounding the city), take the San Sebastián Essential guided tour.

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Explore San Sebastian in a unique way: On electric Bike! Go over all off San Sebastian in this awesome experience and enjoy this fantastic tour while we traverse both touristic and off the beaten track parts of the town!

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And if you want to take a closer look at our typical pintxo culture, sign up for the “Pintxos of San Sebastián”, guided tour including three pintxos and three drinks.

WHERE TO EAT?

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You’re in San Sebastián! … The foodie Mecca, the crème de la crème of good eating and finger-licking cuisine. Here you'll find whatever you want, from Michelin stars (did you know that San Sebastián is the city with most Michelin stars per square metre in the world?) to pintxo bars, vegetarian options, cider houses, restaurants serving international cuisine... As many suggestions as there are colours. Don’t waste time, consult our Restaurant Guide.

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You still have time! There is no tradition more typically Basque than going to a cider house. This means tasting some of the best Basque ciders that are poured directly from the barrel to the shout of Txotx! This custom began as a private tasting session among wholesalers who came to the cider houses to pick the best ciders. Over time, this custom really caught on and became the most famous gastro-event in the Basque Country.

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Tourism Office

As always, we’ll be delighted to answer your questions at our Tourist Offices.

penin hours in Boulevard
Saturday, April 13 09:00 - 19:00
Sunday, April 14 10:00 - 14:00
From April 15 to 21 10:00 - 19:00
Monday, April 22 10:00 - 14:00
From April 23 to 27 09:00 - 19:00
Sunday, April 28 10:00 - 14:00

 

Openin hours in Frantziar Pasealekua (RENFE)
From April 13 to 21 09:00 - 18:00
Monday, April 22 10:00 - 14:00
From April 23 to 27 09:00 - 18:00
Sunday, April 28 10:00 - 14:00

Practical information

San Sebastián (Donostia in Basque) is a medium-sized cosmopolitan city (186,700 inhabitants). It is renowned for its cuisine, award-winning urban beaches and Parisian-inspired architecture. The city is well prepared to welcome demanding visitors who want it all: high-quality services, unique spaces, memorable experiences and a full range of cultural and leisure opportunities.

Moneda

Currency
Euro, commonly used throughout the European Union.

Clima

Climate
Warm climate, characterised by mild temperatures, high humidity, frequent clouds and regular rain spells all year-round.

Zona horaria

Time zone
GMT + 1 (Paris).

Red eléctrica

Electric network
In San Sebastián, the common voltage is 230 V. The frequency is 50 Hz. Plugs and sockets are type F.

Healthcare

Healthcare
Hospital Donostia and Policlinica Gipuzkoa - Grupo Quirón Salud

Agua

Water
Tap water is high-quality and drinkable.

Teléfono

Telephone - Use of mobile phones
There are no roaming charges in the European Union. If you have a SIM card from a member state of the EU, you will be able to use your phone with no additional charges for calls, texts or internet use in any other member state.

Wifi

Wifi
no password in the majority of establishments and meeting venues. Available outdoors in gardens, streets, markets, squares and bus stops. (Map of the free municipal Wi-Fi areas).

Banco

Banks and cash
More than 180 bank branches are open on midweek mornings. There is an extensive network of 24-hour cash machines, meaning you can take money out whenever you like.

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Money exchange
Money exchange Navinet (C/Narrika, 12). Open from 10:00 to 22:00, Monday to Sunday (exchange only available for U.S. dollars and British pounds).

Taxis

Taxis
Taxis usually allow clients to pay with a bank card; however, we suggest asking before getting in.

Impuesto

Tourist tax
There is no tourist tax.

 

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