Shopping areas

It is said that the quality of shops in San Sebastián can be measured by their eye-catching displays.

The windows of the big stores are unusual, carefully designed and surprising, making the city a perfect place to go shopping. San Sebastián’s shops are as varied as they are lively; lining its streets you will find traditional and modern shops alongside others with a more independent slant and big-name boutiques. Shops in San Sebastián are generally open from 10:00 to 13:30 and 16:00 to 19:30.


La Bretxa

Mercado de la BretxaLa Bretxa Market



The name of the market is rooted in the history of Donostia and is due to the invasions suffered by the city. In the early eighteenth century, the city was assaulted by the troops of the Duke of Berwik, in this action the troops open two gaps in the wall. One hundred years later on 31 August 1813, Anglo-Portuguese soldiers took the city through it.


San Martín

Mercado San MartínMercado San Martín

Open in 2005, the new market of San Martín replaces the old building, built in 1884. It perfectly combines the advantages of the traditional market (vegetables, meat, fish...) and the options of a shopping center.