Are you thinking of planning a trip around Gipuzkoaduring your holidays in San Sebastian? It is a good idea, because, beyond our beloved Donostia, Gipuzkoa has a lot to offer. Nature, museums, gastronomy... So much so that it is worth to get to know the province from the coast to the inland, from the sea to our mountains.
Although it is difficult to cover the most important points of interest in Gipuzkoa, at the Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra, we have made a selection of plans and activities. Let’s start with three proposals for the seaside area.
One of the iconic monuments in San Sebastián is undoubtedly the Basilica de Santa Maria del Coro. Located in the Parte Vieja area of the city, it is unthinkable to miss seeing this impressive cathedral, which dates back to the 18th century. Don’t miss this iconic church on your trip through Donostia! It is only a 10-minute walk from our hotel close to the Old Town, so you couldn’t have picked a better place to stay! The Basílica de Santa María del Coro is the symbol of San Sebastián. Here are 5 facts worth knowing about it.
The Museo San Telmo is one of the most famous museums in San Sebastián, but it’s also the oldest one in the Basque county. Founded at the beginning of the 20th century, its more than 100 years of history come together to offer visitors a panoramic view of the culture and traditions of the region. All this make it a visit not to be missed if you’re travelling to San Sebastián. It’s excellent location just a 15-minute walk away from our hotel near Donostia Old Town means you have no excuse not to add it to your plans for San Sebastián in 2020.
Monte Igeldo isn’t just one of the symbols of San Sebastián, but also on if its main tourist attractions. And with good reason! The best views of la Concha bay always come along with this inseparable mountain to the west of the city. Would you like to uncover its secrets? Belowe we’ll give you some tips for how to make the most of your visit. A lovely walk along San Sebastián’s maritime path is within easy reach if you stay at our central boutique hotel in Donostia. Before you know it, you’ll be at Monte Igeldo!
San Sebastián’s attractions aren’t limited to the historic downtown and maritime walk. The neighborhoods of Donostia are also hiding many enchanting possibilities for entertainment and tourism. This is true for the Gros neighborhood, a popular way to access Zurriola beach. Located in San Sebastián’s eastern zone, Gros will steal your heart with its ambiance, architecture, pinxto bars, and of course its natural surroundings. Below we’ll suggest 5 reasons to include this fashionable neighborhood in your next visit to Donositia. Plus, if you stay at our luxury hotel in San Sebastián this lovely part of the city is just a few minutes’ walk away.
Most views in San Sebastián have certain elements in common. One of these is the enormous Mount Urgull, which is visible from numerous places throughout the city. At its peak, you will find one of the tourist attractions par excellence of the Donostian capital: El Castillo de la Mola. However, that is not the only treasure the mountain plays host to. On one of its slopes you will find El Cementario de los Ingleses, or the English Cemetery. Are you interested in learning more? We invite you to come stay with us at our hotel by the Concha Bay and make the most of your time in the city.
The Sea Walk is probably the most beautiful route in San Sebastián. It goes along idyllic La Concha bay, so the views could not be more perfect. With La Concha beach and Mt. Urgull and Mt. Igueldo as a backdrop, it is a walk that is not to be missed when you’re visiting San Sebastián. It’s very easy to access from our hotel on the Concha bay, as we are located right on the route. Here are the spots you shouldn’t miss on this beautiful walk!
San Sebastián Technical Park is a talent incubator. And not without reason, as it is host to a network of businesses and research centers, mainly focused on technology. It’s an enclave in which innovation is key and has one of the most advanced telematic infrastructures in the country. The future is becoming the present at San Sebastián Technical Park. Want to learn more?
It seems that spring is late this year, but little by little the thermometers are beginning to rise. When the sun shines, it's time for parks! In San Sebastian there are a good number of them, but if we had to highlight one, that would be the Cristina Enea Park. Located in a privileged place in the city, it represents the perfect plan for any weekend at our central hotel in Donostia. Put on your sneakers and get into nature without leaving the city!
Monte Urgull is not only the most incredible viewpoint of San Sebastian, but also one of the hallmarks of San Sebastian landscape. Next to Monte Igueldo, it is the guardian of La Concha Bay, forming a panorama that is hard to match. Despite being one of the most emblematic treasures of the city, not all visitors rush to get to the top. However, up there await the most spectacular views you could imagine. During your stay at our central hotel in Donostia, Monte Urgull is one of the experiences you cannot miss.
There are several attractions in San Sebastian. One of the most surprising and not as well known as it should be, is the Miramar Palace. Located in a privileged environment, right on the top of a promontory overlooking the Bay of La Concha, this palace of the late nineteenth century is presented as one of the most special places of Donostia. Discover it a short walk from our luxury hotel on Concha beach. You will love visiting it on your trip to San Sebastian!
We are slowly getting closer to Easter, so it's time to ask if you already have a plan. From our family hotel in San Sebastian, we encourage you to visit our beautiful city for this special time. With us you will find everything you need for this occasion: museums, gastronomy and culture. To be frank in San Sebastian we actually have a place which is able to combine these three elements in one space. It is the Basque Cider Museum (Sagardoetxea), here you find one of our lands best kept secrets. Well you are lucky, as we chose to share the secret of this place with you.
The Naval Museum is one of the most important museums in San Sebastian, although not all visitors notice it. Located in the shelter of Monte Urgull and a step away from the Aquarium, this museum serves as a starting point to explore one of the most precious assets of Basque culture: the sea. Through different collections and exhibitions, it proposes a journey that immerses us in the maritime culture of the region. Do you dare to visit the Naval Museum this spring while staying at our hotel by the Concha Bay?
For many travelers, one of the best ways to immerse themselves in the customs and traditions of a place is to visit their markets. These spaces offer an interesting perspective of the day to day of its people, in a very authentic atmosphere. That is why, on this occasion, we want to encourage you to get to know the Bretxa Market. Did you hear about it? Located in the heart of the Old Town of San Sebastián, it is a short walk from our hotel by the Donostia Old City. We promise you will love it!
The Plaza de la Constitución is a square located in the Old Part of the city of San Sebastián, in the Basque Country, Spain. The city's biggest parties and events are usually held in this square, with its arcades as its main feature, such as the Tamborrada de San Sebastián or the Santo Tomás day fair. At just 15 minutes from the beach of La Concha you can enjoy this beautiful square and take some pintxos in one of the most filled squares of history of this beautiful city. Come to Donostia and stay at a Hotel in the old part of San Sebastian next to the beach of La Concha.
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.
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!
During 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!
On 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.
Many 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.