Are you coming at Easter?

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


You can´t miss them...


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.


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.


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.


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.  


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.


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

Arte y cultura San Sebastian

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


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?



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...




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:


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.


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!


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.



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.


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.


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



Risa 2018-01-08 15:17
May I ask questions if most of the bar, restaurant & Shops are opened Easter holiday which is 31 Mar to 2 Apr?
I have heard that a lot of shops and bar are closed on Mon and Sunday and wondering during the Easter Holiday...

Kind Regard,
San Sebastian Turismo 2018-01-08 15:46

There is 4 holidays on this period of Eastern week (29,30 march and 1,2 april). During those 4 days many shops Will be closed out of the old town, but it is quite easy to find some open principaly in the old town .31st of march everything Will be open. Bars, restaurants and all visiting places Will be open during all those 5 days, as eastern week is high season and many visitors come to our City.

Best regards!
Risa 2018-01-08 15:20
To whom it may concerned

Could you tell me if the most of the bars, restaurants & shops are opened during Easter Holiday?
I’ve heard that usually a lot of shops are closed on Sunday & Monday.
I am wondering this period between 30 March to 2 April.
Lorena R 2018-03-21 04:46
Does the city of San Sebastián have any type of parades for Easter? And what churches do you recommend visiting for an Easter service?
San Sebastian Turismo 2018-03-21 11:05

There is no Easter parades or "procesiones" in San Sebastian (there is only a small "via crucis" to Urgull mountain on holy friday at 7:30 am). There is Easter procesions in other villages of the province like Hondarribia, Segura or Pasai Donibane. There is no really specail religious events in our City during these days apart of the via crucis we told you about.

Best regards
Victoria 2018-03-21 23:57

What is the best way to purchase tickets to see Real Sociedad play at the stadium anoeta on 29th April? I can’t see any online, is it possible to buy them from the stadium before or on the day?

Many thanks

San Sebastian turismo 2018-03-22 09:36

The tickets are available in real sociedad official website, but they won't be on sale until about 2-3 weeks before the day of the game. If there is tickets left the last 1-2 days, you can also buy them directly on the ticket office in the stadium (the match against athletic bilbao is a derby ....sold out tickets would not be a strange thing). Also, you need to now that there is big works on the stadium and right now we have about 6000-7000 seats less available.

Best regards
Desiree Moonen 2018-03-23 10:05

we are in San Sebastian the easter weekend and would like to do a wine tour in the old city. Where can we arrange this?
Thank you for your help.
Best regards,
San Sebastian Turismo 2018-03-23 10:26
Good morning Desiree,

On aour website you could get different companies for tourist activisties, like wine tours, and contact them:

See you soon! Regards.
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