Things to do in San Sebastian

Your guide to discover Donostia. What to see in the city, where to eat, and much more...

La Tamborrada of San Sebastian 2019

A New Year has come, but in San Sebastian, what we are really waiting for is the 20th of January. Once again, the Donostia’s citizens go out to the streets to fill them with festivities and celebrate the city’s patron saint, to the drum rhythm. The main square is quickly filled with the drums’ sound, turning it into the centre of the celebrations. Everybody is welcome to join, the youngest as the elderly people and locals as tourists. Come to San Sebastian to enjoy this deeply rooted tradition and stay at our hotel for family in Donostia.

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Discover the charm of the Plaza de la Constitución

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.

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New Year's Eve in San Sebastian

Every country has its own traditions to welcome the new year, for example in Italy it is usual to have lentils, or in the United States where you should give a kiss at the end of the countdown. So, we want to introduce you to some of the oldest traditions celebrated in San Sebastian, and more generally in Spain, to welcome the coming year during the usual New Year's cotillions.

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The final stretch begins for Christmas 2018 in San Sebastian

Zorionak eta urte Berri on, or as the citizens in the Basque Country say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Once again, the Christmas celebrations arrive in the coastal city of San Sebastian with different activities aimed at all audiences. From the culinary traditions such as the Fair of Santo Tomas through the mythological character Olentzero to the King’s Ride, we do a review of our traditions. Stay at our hotel in Donostia to enjoy our traditional festivities. 

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