San Sebastian, what to do?

San Sebastian, what to do. Donostia in basque- is a small town and if not in a hurry, you can walk to almost all parts of the city. 

San Sebastian is a city to enjoy walking. The walk along the coast from Punta de Monpas, on the eastern edge of Gros beach, the Paseo Nuevo, the Port, La Concha and Ondarreta beaches, reaching the Peine del Viento (Eduardo Chillida) is fantastic. There are 6 kms to do in an hour and a quarter. You could come back by bus.

And, if you like running, you will meet many runners training. And you could participate in autumn in the famous Marathon Béhobie – San Sebastián.

The Boulevard, on summer evenings, is the center of entertainment with street performers and shows. And if you come in Semana Grande (Big Week) to San Sebastian you will meet many people watching the famous Fireworks.

The beaches have their own personality. The Ondarreta and La Concha, protected by the island of Santa Clara, are calm. The beach of Gros, called La Zurriola, is a good surfing beach with waves and surf schools where you can rent boards and wetsuits.

In the Monte Igeldo -you can go by an old funicular- there is an amusement park and the views of San Sebastian are great. You can also climb Mount Ulia, Mount Urgull, or escape to the island of Santa Clara on a boat from the harbor.

From all these places you can get very good pictures.

San Sebastian is a fantastic city to do shopping and you will find many french people in the shops.

The Old Town is a classic that you cannot miss, specially the Plaza of the Constitution and the network of streets full of shops, bars and restaurants.


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