For the non-stop traveler

San Sebastian is a city that you have to visit at least once in your lifetime. This is a must-see city due to its cuisine, culture, customs and scenery.

City guide

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2022 Agenda

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Who are the Basques?

San Sebastian continues to maintain the essence of Basque culture. The traditions of this age-old town are reflected in its streets, its people, its cuisine and festivals.

The Basque Culture Museum

Basque culture trip

The heart and soul of San Sebastian

Discover the distant history of a city that was once a military fort, commercial port and, nowadays, a tourist hot spot. Visit Mount Urgull and the narrow streets in its Old Town, full of pintxo (tapa) bars and culinary gems...

Old Town and Urgull

Let’s go out for pintxos (tapas)

Good enough to eat

San Sebastian has received international acclaim and awards for its cuisine. 18 Michelin stars, its pintxos (tapas), cider houses, local restaurants, etc. have made it an essential visit for lovers of good food...

Gastronomic activities

Experience the txotx

Where should you eat?

San Sebastian treasures

San Sebastian is an open-air museum. On its streets you can find sculptures by distinguished figures such as Chillida and Jorge Oteiza, architectural works from the 19th century and modern buildings like the Kursaal...

Discover the architecture

Sculptures in San Sebastian

Art galleries

Sport and adventure

By land, sea and air, sport and adventure are both essential parts of your trip to San Sebastian. Surf the waves in one of the world’s top cities for this sport.

Surf the waves

Donostia running

Explore our surroundings on a bike

On St. James’s Way

A festival city

Cinema, art, music, dance and theatre flood the city throughout the year. After all, San Sebastian is the stage for some of the most famous and oldest festivals in Europe. Enjoy the Heineken Jazzaldia on the beach or enjoy some of the best movies in an outstanding setting at the International Film Festival.

From festival to festival


Sail and fish. Sail and motor boats

Donostia / San Sebastián has a network of tourist resources to visit and get to know the city from the sea.

Discover the activities from the sea


HONDALEA: New sculpture on Santa Clara Island

Excavated inside the hollowed-out lighthouse, Cristina Iglesias's work incorporates the peculiar geology and ecology of the Basque coast and the wild waters of the ocean that surround the island.

A city for shopping and wellness

Wide avenues run through the city, packed full of stores with the top brands, San Sebastian fashion, surfing fashion and Nordic fashion stores and shops where they sell exclusive designs. Start the day shopping and finish it with a deluxe treatment at La Perla Thalassotherapy Centre.


Balenciaga Museum

La Concha Thalassotherapy Centre