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Events and Festivals in San Sebastián

Euskal Jaiak 2018: Know one of the most traditional festivities of Donostia!

The arrival of September does not necessarily mean a return to routine and the end of the holidays. The truth is that the summer season can still stretch a little more, especially thanks to the festivities that are celebrated in our beloved city. We are referring to events such as Euskal Jaiak or Basque Festivals, in which Basque culture and traditions are the protagonists par excellence. If you are planning to visit San Sebastian in the first days of September and stay at our hotel on the seafront in Donostia, this article interests you. If you attend Euskal Jaiak, we assure you that you will fall in love with the Basque culture even more!

No plans for this August? Come and experience the Great Week of San Sebastian!

There is less left for San Sebastian to celebrate its most anticipated parties. Of course, we refer to the Semana Grande, which, this year, will take place from August 11 to 18. Ahead you have seven days of authentic festive atmosphere, with a multitude of concerts, shows, sports activities, games, workshops and a long etcetera that will make the hours seem like minutes. If you are planning to visit Donostia this summer and discover our hotel offers at San Sebastian, get ready for an unforgettable week.

A route through the best art galleries in San Sebastian

57 1We are already in May! A month of preparation for the summer, of bright days and warmer temperatures. It is an ideal time to make trips and discover new places. Do you want to visit San Sebastián? During this month, the city offers various proposals for all audiences and preferences. On this occasion, from Hotel Londres in San Sebastian we want to encourage you to explore Donostia from a cultural point of view and, therefore, we propose you to make a route through the best art galleries in the city. Would you like to discover them?

Olatu Talka: the most cultural festival of spring

56. Olatu Talka 1With warmer days, we can finally say that spring is here. These are the days where one would want to go out onto the street more or perhaps even travel. If you have been fantasizing about the idea of ​​knowing San Sebastián for some time, now is the time! The upcoming weeks are full of activities so that you can make the most of your free time. On this occasion, we want to talk to you about the Olatu Talka festival, a multidisciplinary event where music, theater, dance and much more take place. To put it simply, everything that has to do with culture! At Hotel Londres we encourage you to book a comfy place to stay and to plan well your visit to Donostia. We are more than happy to help you!

What do you know about Basque pelota? Take advantage of your visit to Donostia to attend a game!

55. Pelota vasca 1Basque pelota is the native sport of the region. It’s a sport that is deeply rooted in the culture and the Basques treat religiously. If you are curious to know more about this sport and you are going to visit San Sebastian soon, we’re going to propose a plan to you that is hard to refuse. Book a room in our hotel by the beach in San Sebastian as soon as possible to enjoy maximum comfort during your stay. Take note of the places where you can come and spectate our sport!

San Sebastian during spring: a balneary station full of performing arts!

54 1Spring is already palpable in the environment and we cannot help but welcome it with open arms, as it deserves. It has been an intense winter, cold and rainy, but finally one of the most beautiful seasons of the year arrives. At this time, you want to go out and squeeze your leisure time to the fullest. Fortunately, San Sebastian is a very active city, always full of activities for all tastes. Do you consider yourself an enthusiast for performing arts? Then, we suggest you stay at our hotel on seafront in Donostia and prepare for a spring full of theatres, concerts and all kinds of events.

Month of the Museums of the Basque Coast: celebrate it in San Sebastian!

53 1During the month of March, the Month of the Museums of the Basque Coast will be celebrated, an initiative that aims to promote the (immense) cultural heritage of the Basque Country. There will be 31 days of activities, workshops, guided tours, free tickets and a long list for all audiences. If you are thinking about coming to San Sebastian this month and staying at our beach hotel in San Sebastian, you must know that you could not choose a better date! And, more than 100 spaces throughout Euskadi have prepared a special agenda for these days, with all their affection. Not to be missed!

The txotx season is here! Everything you need to know about the tradition of cider

Txotx 1From mid-January to the end of April, San Sebastian is looking forward to the txotx season. Cider is one of the defining elements of Guipúzcoa, especially during mid-January to April, when locals and visitors jump from cider house to cider house to taste the liquid delicacy. If you are planning to visit our city during this season and stay at our hotel in front of Bahía de la Concha, be prepared to relish in every corner and tavern with one of the most deeply rooted traditions on earth.

 

Korner arrives: a festival that unites football and culture

Korner 1In San Sebastian, the month of february is synonymous with Carnival, but it is also much more. The merciless cold has entered into our beautiful city and is determined to stay, although that is not enough to stop making new plans and joining activities. In this occasion, we are excited to tell you about a festival that will take place from February 19 to 24 called Korner. Have you heard about him? If the answer is no, there’s no issue because we're going to walk you through all you need to know. In the event that you are planning to go through Donostia soon and staying at our hotel on seafront in San Sebastian, you will love knowing everything that there is to do!

The Naval Museum exposes the legacy of the IV centenary of the first round the world with Elcano as protagonist

Museum Naval BoatThe month of September of 1519 an expedition led by Fernando de Magallanes departed from the town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda from Cadiz with the aim of reaching Asia through America. It would be the first trip around the world, a journey that has costed many lives, including the Portuguese captain. It would be Juan Sebastián Elcano, a native of Guipúzcoa, who would oversee the mission. To mark the fourth anniversary of this feat, it has held its first commemoration, whose pieces and iconography can be seen in the Naval Museum of Donostia since last December.

Are you planning to visit our beautiful city and stay at our luxury hotel in San Sebastian in the coming weeks? So, you cannot miss this great exhibition that revolves around one of the most important characters in the Basque Country. Keep reading and we'll tell you everything! 

3 activities to start 2018 in a sustainable and solidary way

san sebastian eco 1aAfter three weeks of celebrations, feasts, being in family and, in short, doing everything Christmas supposes, it is time to calm down. 2018 as started and this splendid year ahead of us needs to be filled of purposes. Which ones are yours? We’d like to start this year by proposing an escapade to San Sebastian. In our city, you will find a wide range of activities related to culture, art, history, leisure and fun. But, we also have activities related to sustainable development & solidarity, and nothing is better than to start January contributing to build a better world!

If you are thinking of staying in our hotel in Donostia during this month, check out these proposals. Bet on sustainability and solidarity in 2018!

The Christmas illumination in San Sebastian: discover all the ornaments!

la navidad san sebastian 5The countdown to Christmas has already begun. For a few weeks we have been seeing how shops and stores are getting dressed for the holidays and little by little Christmas announcements begin to sneak onto televisions. Of course, our city could not be less and it looks beautiful for the occasion. This 2017 you have the opportunity to live a magical Christmas in San Sebastian. Go out on the street, wait for the sun to fall and marvel at the lights and Christmas decorations. We’ll make sure that you know all there is to know about Christmas lighting this year and what are the ornaments that you cannot miss! Come and spend these holidays at our luxury hotel in San Sebastian and we promise you will be unforgettable.

3 suggestions to enjoy Christmas in Donostia with children!

la navidad donostia 2Christmas is a magical time for everyone, but especially for the kids in the house. These dates of the year are dates to be with family, enjoy delicious food and open gifts. The children are off from school and have the freedom to enjoy some time with the family. If you have decided to spend a few days at our hotel on the seafront in San Sebastian, we have several proposals for the spirit of Christmas to take over even more if possible! 

Donostia looks resplendent at this time of the year. So do not waste a minute and check out the activities at Christmas for children. They will have a great time, guaranteed!

November is synonymous with literature and athletics in San Sebastian

San Sebastian NovemberOne of the most outstanding qualities of San Sebastian is that, whatever the time of year, you will always find something interesting to do. In our city every month offers a new opportunity to enjoy the culture, gastronomy, leisure and many more. For the month of November we propose two suggestions that you cannot miss if you have planned to visit Donostia this month. Thus, during your stay at our hotel, we offer you the possibility to have a greater insight into the city from two different perspectives. Autumn is the season in which San Sebastian becomes the capital of athletics. But, in addition,  Literaktum Festival also arrives at this time of year.Take advantage when you are staying at our hotel with Spa in San Sebastian. Keep on reading and we'll tell you more!

3 guided tours to get to know San Sebastian beyond the usual

San Sebastian 3 guided tours 1San Sebastian attracts immediately. The Paseo de La Concha, Mount Igeldo, the beach of Ondarreta or the Old Town are some of the spots that you simply can’t miss during your visit in Donostia. But remember that our city has many more faces and all of them are worth visiting. If you are looking to discover it in a different way, away from the conventional tourist routes, this article will interest you. Take advantage when you are staying at our luxury hotel in San Sebastian to join one of the 3 guided tours that we offer to show you San Sebastian beyond the usual.

Plenty to do in Donostia with the family on Saturdays this autumn

Donostia Saturdays 1In San Sebastian, Saturdays are synonymous with Haurtxokos. Haurtxokos are spaces for the smallest ones of the household with no lack of activities or fun. However, instead of just entertaining the young ones, a new program is now allowing the whole family to enjoy an assorted schedule with activities on Saturdays. The name of the program is ‘ Familiarekin jolasean’. This autumn you can spend Saturdays in a different way, and above all, together. So if you are planning to stay in our hotel by the beach in San Sebastian soon and come with the family, make sure to have a look at the activities program and prepare for quality time with the family. Interested in the program? Keep reading and we’ll tell you all the details so you do not miss even one more activity on Saturday.

Do you like mushrooms? Come and enjoy the Perretxiko Eguna in Donostia

setas 0After saying farewell to September, the month of transition that some worship and other detest, it is time for the autumn again. Even though it seems that summer is far behind, there is no reason to be sad. Autumn is bringing a season full of activities for all tastes and ages in our beloved San Sebastian that are worth looking forward to. For us these days, where the leafs start to fall from the trees, are synonymous with mycological and Gastronomic days. For the 19th consecutive year these days are organized in San Sebastian. If you are planning to stay in our hotel in Donostia and your mouth starts watering when thinking about mushrooms, this is the event you cannot miss!

The reopening of youth place Kontadores: take note of the acitivities!

KontadoresThe youth of San Sebastian have had a cultural and leisure space since the 12th of September. The Youth Center of Budebieta, named ‘Kontadores’, reopens its door with a wide range of programs and activities specially designed for the public age 18 to 30. Whatever your hobby might be, you will surely find some activity or program that will fit your interests. Obviously, the Center is also welcoming all the young people who are passing through the city or who are just visiting San Sebastian. So if you are planning to stay at our beach hotel in San Sebastian the next few weeks, you should be interested to know everything they are organizing. We’ll tell you!

International Film Festival of San Sebastian

Watching a movie at the cinema with friends or family is the best way to relieve yourself from the daily grind. But for true lovers of the big screen, one movie is not enough. You are in luck, the 2011 International Film Festival of San Sebastian, Donostia Zinemaldia 2011, from September 16 to 24, offers plenty of choice. It is the most important film event in Spain and the fourth largest film festival in Europe. There are ten cinemas, eleven categories and more than 20 awards. It is the perfect excuse for a short break or weekend to San Sebastián.

47th Heineken Jazzaldia San Sebastian

Some European jazz festivals are performed in great cities. Some are close to spectacular mountains. Some have views of the ocean beaches. Some have rivers. The Jazz Festival in Donostia Heiniken has all the above, as well as one of the most beautiful urban beaches in the world, the bay of la Concha. On the seafront you will find our hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra.

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