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Events and Festivals in San Sebastián

The final stretch begins for Christmas 2018 in San Sebastian

Zorionak eta urte Berri on, or as the citizens in the Basque Country say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Once again, the Christmas celebrations arrive in the coastal city of San Sebastian with different activities aimed at all audiences. From the culinary traditions such as the Fair of Santo Tomas through the mythological character Olentzero to the King’s Ride, we do a review of our traditions. Stay at our hotel in Donostia to enjoy our traditional festivities. 

V Edition of Sagardo Apurua, the cider festival

For the fifth consecutive year in Donostia, it will be held from the 6th until the 10th of December at the Boulevard de San Sebastián the Sagardo Apurua. It is about the recreation of an old cider house in the shape of a hamlet where different activities will take place. The culture of cider and the character of our land will be gathered in Donostia. Come, taste and enjoy the Donostia Cider!! Do not miss this opportunity to enjoy our oldest traditions and come to our hotel in the Concha Bay to let yourself go

Underwater Cinema Series: immerse yourself in the depths in Donostia!

From November 15 to 17, a new edition of the International Submarine Film Series will take place in San Sebastián. If you are interested in learning more about the underwater world through a series of audio-visual activities, this event is for you. We encourage you to stay at our hotel with sea view in San Sebastian, since, in addition, it is located very close to the Teatro Principal, a space where this event will take place.

Gastronomika: the event for those who love cooking (and good food!)

You surely agree that the best plans are gastronomic, and in that, San Sebastián has no rival. Our city has a huge culinary offer that is divided among its various restaurants with Michelin stars, its pintxos taverns, its markets, etc. Now in October, the gastronomic proposal of San Sebastian is completed with an event that you cannot miss if you consider yourself a person of good food. We are referring to the Congreso San Sebastián Gastronomika, that will turn the capital of Gipuzkoa into the epicentre of global haute cuisine. If you are visiting Donostia soon and staying at our hotel by the beach in San Sebastiàn, we strongly recommend you to attend to enjoy a unique experience!

The Old and Second-hand Book Fair in Donostia: say goodbye to the summer with a good reading!

September just started, with all that it implies. For many, the holidays are already more than exhausted and extinct; others may still be enjoying their last days before returning to the routine. September is a month of transition, change and adaptation. Therefore, we propose a plan that will help you return to your obligations with a smile and, above all, with a good reading, because the long-awaited Old and Second-hand Book Fair is here! If you are going to be in San Sebastian these days and you are going to stay at our hotel in Donostia, we will tell you all the details so that you can squeeze this event to the maximum.

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.

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