In July the Tour is back in Donostia / San Sebastián, meaning that for all cycling enthusiasts the summer of 2023 will be unforgettable!
- 2023 Mar 14
We want to use our tourism blog to give a voice to everyone who has experienced Donostia, so that you can all share experiences from a personal perspective, showing us authentic, undiscovered and alternative places. Above all, we want you to immerse yourself in the city and enjoy San Sebastian to the maximum!
Would you like to contribute to the blog?
Here are a few ideas to make your visit to San Sebastián a perfect one.
Did you know that until the 20th century the most common drink in Donostia was cider, and that there were once 100 cider bars in the Old Town alone? You will find the best tips for enjoying a sagardotegi!
The Sunday after the Caldereros celebration (the first Sunday in February or the one following Candlemas) sees the Inudeak eta Artzainak parade, a wink to the courting that went on between nursemaids and shepherds when the latter came down into the city. This is yet another event in the local run-up to Carnival.
We are fully aware that Donostia / San Sebastián is a city that you can fall in love with all year round. Even the least romantic people fall at its feet. However, we think that coming to visit us this year on the 14 of February, the day when love reigns supreme, can be even more captivating.
Although carnivals are held across the world, the ones that are held in many of the Basque Country’s villages are very special. You can still find carnivals that are deeply rooted in Basque traditions and Mother Earth.
San Sebastian is filling with humour and colour! Carnivals are coming! From 16 to 21 February 2023. Take a look at the programme!
The calderero krewes, who commemorate the arrival of travelling people to the city and announce the Carnival
The Antiguo district has it all: Ondarreta beach, the Wind Comb sculpture, Palacio Miramar ... and some of the tastiest pintxos in the entire city!
We follow the River Urumea and arrive in Amara, the city's sports district. This is famous because it's home to the Real Sociedad Stadium, and so if you're keen on football, it's a good option for you. There's a fantastic atmosphere there before and after the game.
The Gros district is youthful and modern, with its aura of surfing, concerts and terraces. When we go to have a few pintxos around Gros, it's not uncommon to meet barefoot surfers making their way to Zurriola beach.
Donostia's old town is a genuine treasure trove for those yearning for history, architecture and, of course, our pintxos. There are as many styles of pintxos as there are bars.
Donostia city centre is full of little shops. Broad avenues taking us back to the Belle Époque, a delightful stroll to windowshop and, of course, have a few pintxos.