San Sebastian

San Sebastian (Donostia) is an important city in the Basque Region in the north of Spain. It lies in the shelter of the Monte lgueldo, Urgull and Ulia, and the river Urumea flows through the middle of it.

San Sebastian is an important beach resort, but that’s not all that there’s to the city. The cosmopolitanism of the modern town with its large avenues and elegant tree-lined boulevards and picturesque old quarter are two important attractions.

Don’t miss the fishing port where excellent typical restaurants compete for business and serve excellent Pintxos, the local Tapas.

In the same quarter you find the city’s two oldest churches – the Gothic Church of San Vicente and the Baroque Church of Santa Maria, as well as the 16th c Convent of San Telmo, converted into a museum and worthy of a visit to see its cloister and the paintings by the great Sert which decorated it.

The beach of La Concha is worthy of mention, being a magical viewing point from the city out onto the Bay of Biscay, and if we add to this the Montes Urgull and lgueldo and the Island of Santa Clara, then the final result is a bay of outstanding beauty.

The Cathedral del Buen Pastor, the Municipal Casino, the Auditorium and the Congress Palace are modern structures of important addition to the urban surroundings.

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