Events and Festivals in San Sebastián

The best exhibitions in San Sebastian this summer

exposiciónSanSeb1smallThe nice weather is back, and days are getting a bit longer every day. San Sebastian changes colors this May, you will feel like walking around town a lot more than in winter and will be able to enjoy the wide range of cultural exhibitions hosted in town. If you are planning on staying at our hotel in San Sebastian during your vacations in San Sebastian, and are seeking for original plans, we recommend you to take note regarding the exhibitions we will explain in further details.


5 flea markets in Donosti

mercadillos donosti smallSan Sebastian hosts a various range of markets that welcome tourists all year long with different kind of products. Those flea markets are particularly recommended to tourists that would like to discover Donosti off the beaten tracks and what is mentioned in tourist guides or for those who prefer charming street markets than going to the mall. If you enjoy open spaces and want to experience the Donostian essence, while staying at our hotel in San Sebastian, you will have the opportunity to get closer to these lovely local markets (image courtesy of

The Human Rights Film Festival is coming to Donosti in April 2015

This year, San Sebastian will be celebrating the 13th edition of the Human Rights Film Festival, from April 17th to April 24th, 2015. This exhibition, growing a bit more every year, aims at passing social values such as respect, solidarity, tolerance and diversity to the public. Perhaps staying at our hotel in San Sebastian during these dates could be a good and different idea to enjoy one of the short films that will be shown during the festival.

Concerts San Sebastian 2014

San Sebastian, as usual during summer, offers an incredible variety of concerts enjoyable both for locals and tourists. We have created for you a compilation of the best exhibits. Many concerts take place a few meters from our hotel in San Sebastian.

Attention vegetable lovers!

The next day May 15 we will celebrate our traditional Day of the Vegetable. Santi Cordón, chef of the "Trinquete" of Tudela will bring his own products to cook and serve them in our restaurant. Do not leave it for too late because the places are limited! We are waiting for a visit to our hotel in San Sebastian!

Santo Tomas in Donostia San Sebastián

Santo Tomas day, December 21, is celebrated throughout the entire Basque Country although celebrating it in San Sebastian be very special. This wonderful celebration of rural origins of our culture dates back to the nineteenth century. The day originally coincided with the payment of land rents . On this day San Sebastián is turned into a rural market and the Constitution Square is filled with local products, our magnificent fruits and vegetables, fragrant and tasty cheeses from sheep and cow, various specialties for foodies made with duck , bread , bagels, etc... One of the main “attractions” of the festival is the sandwich with Txistorra ( talo with Txistorra )... Enjoy this fantastic day during your stay at our hotel in San Sebastián.

From 10 to August 17 will be a Great Week

Everyone is already looking forward for hearing the cannon on the 10th August at 19 pm in the gardens of Alderdi Eder... It will officially start the Semana Grande Donostiarra, taking place in San Sebastian from 10 to 17th of August... We cannot wait to hear, once again, the "Artillero" (Gunner song) to start celebrating this wonderful festival of colors, fun for all ages, shows... Do not miss the fireworks…From the windows of our hotel in San Sebastian can have a privileged perspective.

Summer of Music! Listen San Sebastian!

San Sebastian, as usual during summer, offers to music lovers a great schedule. The most important events for 2013 are, without doubt, the Heineken Jazz Festival, already to its 48th edition, and Mark Knopfler’s concert, former Dire Straits guitarist. Beside this two mayor events, San Sebastian offers more than 20 public concerts from June to September. You'll always have the chance to go to a concert during you stay at our hotel in San Sebastian. We will start with these two "big fish" before showing you all the most, or almost all, important musical events.

Traditional Galician food Party in San Sebastián

If we talk about events, fairs and celebrations San Sebatian is, without a doubt, a leading city. Is we consider the gastronomic events... well, even more. Today we will show you all the detail about the Fiesta del Aguardiente y la Queimada...This party was introduced Donostia almost twenty years... It has been slightly rising its importance and today many locals and travellers to Donostia enjoy this fantastic 3 days party...... If you're staying at our hotel in San Seabstianon April 5, 6 or 7 you definitely want to stop by Plaza Easo...

Your Plan for Easter 2013 in San Sebastian

Easter is coming soon, have you already decided where to enjoy this fantastic spring break? San Sebastián can be your perfect destination. We have created a mini program with tips for a great Easter for if you decide to visit us at our hotel in San Sebastian...Come to visit our city and enjoy the most captive moments of this celebration. In the article all the tips and information!

Christmas in Donostia San Sebastian

The most wonderful time of the year when millions of people get together and everything looks like magic. In every corner of the world Christmas has its unique character, and here, in Donostia San Sebastian, we would like you to join it as a donostiarra (people who live in San Sebastian) in our Hotel de Londres.

Semana Grande in San Sebastián

Semana Grande (Great Week) always takes place the week of the 15th of August, from Saturday to Saturday. This year 2012 will be from 11th to 18th. During these days the whole town dresses up and performs hundreds of activities. Foremost among these is the festival of fireworks, an event prepared throughout all the year. The hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra stands in front of “La Concha bay”. You can enjoy the fireworks from the windows of your hotel room.

2011 Event Calendar San Sebastián

Summer 2011 is just around the corner and we are very excited about all the events taking place in our city of Donostia - San Sebastián this year. It would be ideal to combine one of the many film festivals, sport events, Basque traditional celebrations or concerts and music festivals with a weekend break in San Sebastián. 

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