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4 atypical places of San Sebastian to see this October

Autumn is a wonderful time to get to know San Sebastian. Even the days are not very cold, and you want to go for a walk, in search of new secret corners. If you are one of those who prefer to go beyond the usual tourist circuits, then, this article will interest you. We encourage you to stay at our hotel on the Paseo de la Concha, a strategic location, so you can explore Donostia from another point of view. Then we talk about 4 atypical corners of the Guipuzcoan capital to discover this October.

What do you know about Monte Ulía in San Sebastian?

I'm sure that on more than one occasion you've heard about Monte Urgull and Monte Igeldo, strategically located on both sides of La Concha Bay. In fact, it is more than possible that you have visited them, as they act as an excellent viewpoint, as well as having other attractions. However, they are not the only mountains of San Sebastian, because there is also a third, perhaps less known, but it has a beauty without equal. We are referring to Mount Ulía, which starts in the neighbourhood of Gros and extends to Pasajes. This time we are going to tell you about this magnificent mountain that you cannot miss when you stay at our luxury hotel in Donostia!

Arrives in Pasaia by boat from San Sebastian: everything about this journey

Pasaia 1During the summer season the plans and activities multiply. It's time to go to the beach, walk through the emblematic neighbourhoods of San Sebastian and, in short, enjoy the outdoors. If you are thinking about going to Donostia this summer, we encourage you to stay at our luxury hotel in Donostia and make the most of everything that this city has to offer. On this occasion, we propose a plan that you cannot refuse. How would you like to get to the lovely Pasaia from San Sebastian aboard a catamaran? It is your opportunity to make an unforgettable seafront promenade!

The beach season starts: live your best summer in Donostia!

Donostia Beach 1On June 1, the beach season in San Sebastian was officially inaugurated. We are only a few days away from summer and, with it, the multitude of summer plans. A summer cannot be understood without a beach and, for that reason, Donostia offers you no more or less than four. Everything is ready for you to come and enjoy our beautiful city and the best temperatures of the year. If you have decided to spend a part of your summer vacation here and stay at our hotel in front of the beach in San Sebastian, you cannot miss the news and improvements that have been implemented this season from the City Council, so you can enjoy your stay to the maximum with total security.

Fort San Marcos: all about this Gipuzkoan wonder

58 4Many are the wonders of the world, but one of the main ones in the province of Guipúzcoa is undoubtedly Fort San Marcos. It is one of the unmissable monuments for all visitors, although not all know its history and its secrets well. If you are thinking about coming to our city soon and staying at our hotel by the beach in San Sebastian, you will know that Donostia is a destination that offers hundreds of things to do. Of course, do not forget to note in your forecast the visit to Fort San Marcos. In this article we tell you everything about this monument, so you can enjoy it much more knowing it.

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?

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.

 

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! 

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!

3 gastronomic plans in Donostia for the month, worth licking your fingers!

3 Gastronomic plans Donostia

The temperature drop is a fact, winter is coming. To better withstand the cold, we have two options: turn on the heating up or make sure that our stomach is always well served. For this month of November we want to propose some gastronomic plans that you will love. Autumn is a season that favors San Sebastián a lot. Therefore, if you have chosen this time to visit the city and you are staying at our hotel, it is time to satisfy all your senses! And of course, the palate could not be left behind. Take advantage when you are staying at our hotel in front of Bahía de la Concha in San Sebastian of these events that you cannot miss.

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.

Do not miss this summer! Visit the Island of Santa Clara

santa clara 0There are many reasons to visit San Sebastian in summer, but we'll give you one more. At this time of the year, Island of Santa Clara is much more accessible than during the rest of the year. It is, without doubt, one more way to enjoy Donostia, a privileged city that can boast of having this treasure in full Bay of La Concha. So, if you are planning to spend your vacation in our hotel in front of  San Sebastian and stay in our hotel, read on to know everything about this islet and about the places there that others didn’t have the opportunity to visit.

The 5 best souvenirs to buy in Donostia

souvenur 0After a trip there are always experiences, the photographs and, of course, the memories. Part of it, are the souvenirs that are tangible memories to keep forever, whose job is to make us smile every time we see them. In the Basque Country and, in particular, in San Sebastián, fairs and craft establishments always delight visitors. If you are planning a visit to our hotel in San Sebastian this summer, for sure you will not be able to resist buying Basque crafts and other typical items from our region.

Excursion in Donostialdea: 5 essential places to visit this summer

Donostialdea 0The city of San Sebastian has a lot to offer, but it is possible that at some point of time during your vacation, you will want to explore its’ surroundings. Summer is the perfect season for hiking in Donostialdea, the region that surrounds Donostia. It is formed by small charming villages that are ideal to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, to enjoy landscapes and rich gastronomy. If you are planning to stay in our hotel in San Sebastianduring the summer season, point out everything you have to visit in this picturesque region. We will tell you what are the 5 main places that you can’t miss in Donostialdea!

4 Places in Donostia Where You Can See the Breaking Waves

Very often, the coast of Gipuzkoa offers an impressive show thanks to giant waves braking over Pasealeku Berria, the street surrounding Mont Urgull. On rainy days, the sea is a real spectacle that is worth enjoying, with the waves crashing against the rocks. On the one hand, San Sebastián can’t  be understood without trying its’ pintxos. On the other hand, you should also admire its’ brave sea.  Sometimes the waves can exceed 10 meters in height, so a raincoat and the appropriate safety measures, will be necessary to enjoy this exhibition of nature. If you stay at our hotel in San Sebastían it is a show you can not miss.

Shopping in San Sebastian

San Sebastian is not only the city of Michelin stars, the film festival and amazing beaches it is also a shopping paradise. After all the delicious Pinxtos and exciting events it is time to spoil yourself with some presents. Go shopping during your weekend break in San Sebastian!

The Mountains of San Sebastian

Donostia San Sebastian is surrounded by three colossal mountains that have protected all the beautifulness of the city for centuries. Monte Urgell, Monte Igueldo and Monte Ullia have much to offer you. Centuries old ruins, breathtaking views and even the only roller coaster in the world built in a location so unique, are just a few mentions of all the things you can do here during your weekend in San Sebastian.

What do you know about the emblematic railing of La Concha? 6 things you did not know

The railing of La Concha is most likely the symbol of San Sebastian. There is no postcard of this beach in which it does not appear and, in fact, walking next to it with the splendid views over the bay is one of the greatest pleasures for the own donostiarras, as for the tourists. We have seen it in so many pictures, that we know very well what it looks like, even before we have the opportunity to admire it from up close. However, do you know the story of the iconic railing of La Concha? On this occasion, we want to dedicate a post to this century-old railing with some curiosities that, surely, you will like to discover. We propose an excellent plan: stay in our hotel in San Sebastian!

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