What to see in San Sebastian

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!

The 8 panoramic views of San Sebastian that you can not miss!

Finally, the summer is here! The days are longer, the temperatures are more pleasant and you feel like going out for a walk in this beautiful city. The holidays start for many of you and there is no better destination to enjoy them than in San Sebastian. During summer, Donostia acquires more light and color, it is the ideal place to discover its corners and landscapes. So if you’re planning to stay in our hotel in San Sebastian in the coming weeks, we propose a plan that you simply can't refuse.

4 Natural Surroundings near San Sebastian to Enjoy the Autumn Colors

Hermitage of San Telmo San SebastianAutumn is one of the most favorite seasons for many people due to the vibrant and different colors observed in nature. Forests, gardens and mountains are dyed red, yellow and orange, giving us a us a colorful landscape that is a beautiful to look at. Autumn has also arrived in San Sebastian and its surroundings. If you are planning to visit this city in these weeks and stay in our hotel in San Sebastian just a few steps from Donostia there are endless natural parks where you can observe the autumn colors.

Route by Bridges of San Sebastian

Maria Cristina BridgeOne of the hallmarks of San Sebastian is the Urumea river that crosses the city before flowing into the Cantabrian Sea. If you are planning to spend a few days in San Sebastian and going to stay in our hotel in San Sebastian, you should plan these bridges into your preparations for your visit. San Sebastian is full of charming corners and quaint bridges, some better known than others.

Five Plans for a Magical Autumn in San Sebastian

Picture 1With great sorrow we say goodbye to summer. The good news is that we are heading to an autumn full of plans and activities in such a dynamic and interesting city like San Sebastian. If you are thinking of staying at our hotel in San Sebastian in the next few days or weeks, you will have the opportunity to experience the autumnal hues of Donostia.

5 Ideas for Outdoor Fun in Donostia

Sidra Day in Plaza de la Constitution in San SebastianThere are still several weeks left to enjoy the summer in San Sebastian. Sunny days in our city are perfect to go out and make outdoor plans. If you plan to spend a few days in Donostia in the coming weeks and are looking to stay in our hotel in San Sebastian, you certainly want to know what activities you can be done with the capital of San Sebastian in the backdrop.

5 sculptures under the sky of San Sebastian : You Know them all

sculptures0The summer is not a place to settle in San Sebastian, so it's a good time to plan some outdoor activities. What we want on sunny days is living the city from the streets and enjoying the happy season. If you are thinking of staying at our hotel in San Sebastian in the coming days or weeks, you have to know that you have chosen the perfect time to learn about Donostia.

Six plans to enjoy San Sebastián with children

ninos san sebastian 0Traveling with children does not mean that you can not have fun on vacation. On the contrary, it can be an opportunity to know a city from a different perspective. If you are planning to spend a few days at our hotel in San Sebastián we have created a list of things to do with the entire family.

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