Art, art and more art
For those who never tire... Art, art and more art. To ensure that everyone can find something to meet their cultural preferences, San Sebastián offers locals and visitors myriad spaces for exhibitions to suit all tastes.
Tabakalera, San Sebastian’s tobacco factory for 90 years (1913-2003), is a new centre for contemporary culture with two purposes: to be a centre of production and to offer a programme of activities for the public. Renovation work has been underway on the Tabakalera building since April 2011 with the aim of adapting the former tobacco factory to the requirements of a new centre for contemporary culture. The most obvious changes have taken place inside the building. The main facade has largely been kept as it was with a view to preserving the character of the building.
Kutxa Kultur Artegunea already has a consolidated exhibition proposal which has received more than 300,000 visitors. This space, devoted to the art of photography, is physically inside the Tabakalera building and has a surface area divided between two floors. Its distribution on two levels and its industrial character give the hall a unique configuration. Always with the double aspect of bringing milestones of international art to the people of Gipuzkoa and acting as a shop window for local artists.
The Kubo-Kutxa Hall, which has been functioning for 20 years, hosts large exhibitions around avant-garde art and has become one of the most important offerings in the cultural life of San Sebastián. A large space which, alongside its unique architecture, allows the hosting of highly ambitious exhibitions. Focussed on plastic arts, it also includes diverse proposals regarding other artistic fields, such as cinema, architecture or design and combines international exhibition projects with proposals from closer surroundings.
In the city centre, specifically in the Plaza del Buen Pastor, the Koldo Mitxelena Culture Centre offers a library and several rooms for different uses: art exhibitions, concerts, readings, talks and conferences. The Koldo Mitxelena installations are the perfect setting for all kinds of cultural activities.
Exterior del CC Okendo
Located at the far end of the Zurriola Beach and renovated in 2004, the Okendo Culture Centre runs a lively temporary exhibition programme.
Centro de recursos Medioambientales
The San Sebastián Environmental Resources Centre was born to prompt citizens to respect the environment and to provide the guidelines for a more ecological lifestyle.
The centre, located in the Cristina Enea Park, offers exhibitions and talks of an essentially educational nature.