Watching a movie at the cinema with friends or family is the best way to relieve yourself from the daily grind. But for true lovers of the big screen, one movie is not enough. You are in luck, the 2011 International Film Festival of San Sebastian, Donostia Zinemaldia 2011, from September 16 to 24, offers plenty of choice. It is the most important film event in Spain and the fourth largest film festival in Europe. There are ten cinemas, eleven categories and more than 20 awards. It is the perfect excuse for a short break or weekend to 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.
San Sebastián, The Pintxo Capital of the Basque Country. You might know them, those culinary treasures on a stick. But where do you find the best in our town? Here our personal top 10 Pintxos places to enjoy during your holiday in San Sebastián.
You might have booked your weekend trip to San Sebastián because of the many famous restaurants in our city, or because you can't wait to explore the great shopping life. But next to all this we cannot imagine you have never heard about our beautiful beaches. To get you started read more here about the best beaches around Donostia in Basque Country.
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.