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?
Routes for you to lose yourself in nature and relax...
If the weather and sea conditions are right, the spring is also a good time to enjoy San Sebastian from the sea: by motorboat, catamaran, sailing ship or or from a fishing boat you can see the city from a different perspective. Want to take a look at our sea activities? And round off the day from one of our recommended places to watch the sun go down.
Walk around San Sebastian, from end to end, and admire the numerous outdoor sculptures that you will find along the way, from Nestor Basterretxea’s Paloma de la Paz (peace dove) and Jorge Oteiza’s Construcción Vacía (empty construction) to Eduardo Chillida’s Peine del Viento (comb of the wind).
5. Festivals and events to suit all tastes
San Sebastian is still active! With the spring upon us, we play host to events and festivals for a variety of artistic disciplines: Half Marathon, Human Rights Film Festival, Korrika, Dock of the Bay, Pasaia ItsasFestibala, Museum Day and many more!
Discover a small outdoor shopping centre...small stores and big brands in San Sebastian’s Romantic Area! Local designers, one-of-a-kind shops, traditional stores that are over a century old… discover all of the options for going shopping!
Enjoy yourselves as you learn...together as a family!
Have fun as you learn among over 200 species of fish in the Aquarium. Marvel at the large planetarium and scientific experiments for kids at the Eureka Science Museum, in the large natural spaces in Kutxa Ekogunea, or in the vintage amusement park on Mount Igeldo. You can also discover the city at a different pace on the tourist bus or train or feel like an arrantzale for a day. We have tons of activities to enjoy with kids!
Step inside the most authentic parts of the city: San Sebastian’s neighbourhoods
Soak up the culture in the city’s museums and art galleries!
On a cloudy or rainy day, there's nothing better than immersing yourself in Basque or modern culture in the Tabakalera (a culture centre that was once a tobacco factory), in San Telmo Museum, Chillida Leku or Albaola... visit San Sebastian’s numerous museums and art galleries.
Discover the essence of San Sebastián
In addition to the places, one should not miss in San Sebastián… Do you also want to discover the most remote locations of the city? Get lost in a tour in which you will enjoy the most beautiful corners of the city and you will learn its greatest secrets, history, traditions, culture… and you will better understand the Basque Country in all its magnitude.…discover this and other guided tours of the city!
A tour to admire the city’s architecture
Admire the city’s architecture and look closely at its impressive romantic, rationalist and modern buildings, as well as its religious and historical buildings like San Vicente Church, the Basilica of Santa María and Buen Pastor Cathedral.
Treat yourself...in a spa with sea views
What could be better than a thalassotherapy circuit with sea views, a beauty treatment or a relaxing massage in La Perla - Talaso Sport? Discover a spa that is over a century old, a symbol of San Sebastian’s Belle Époque.
Outings from San Sebastian
Just a short distance from San Sebastian, there is a wide variety of unmissable day trips, like a visit to Hondarribia and Pasaia, immersing yourself in nature in Gipuzkoa, or txakoli tasting in the wineries of the Gipuzkoa coast. Explore all of the nearby routes!