November 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

November 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

In the Basque Country, we love autumn! Why? Well, for starters, autumn is harvesting time, it’s corn and sunflower season, the landscape is a beautiful scene at this time of year, and there’s the mouthwatering smell of roasted chestnuts! As well, this region is a place of an ancient civilisation,...

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Speaking Euskera: The Basque language surrounded by mystery

Speaking Euskera: The Basque language surrounded by mystery

The Basque language is a mystery for linguists… and something that travellers on tour with San Sebastián Urban Adventures always ask about. As native speakers, discussing the origins and characteristics of our isolated language is a pride for Basques. It’s a way of honouring our ancestors, who struggled to keep...

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How to be a responsible tourist in Mallorca

How to be a responsible tourist in Mallorca

Mallorca thrives on tourism. We know. But in recent years something has changed. Locals — and even tourists — are becoming far less enthusiastic about traditional tourism coming to the island. There have been “anti-tourism” neighbourhood movements in Palma (and all around Europe). Tourists complain that there are too many...

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October 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

October 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

San Sebastián feels like autumn. It is the time for chestnuts and hot tea, fluffy coats and umbrellas, falling leaves and thunderstorms. For the last few weeks, the climate has been setting up the mood for a quiet end to the year. Mind you, we still have three more months...

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Gracia the great: A guide to the Barcelona barrio

Gracia the great: A guide to the Barcelona barrio

Ditch the tourist map, forget the sand (for a minute) and head to a place in Barcelona that really captures the Catalan way of life. Beyond its famed beaches, tucked inside the heart of this buzzing city lies the halcyon barrio Gracia. Entering this quaint neighbourhood provides a snippet of...

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San Sebastián’s Big Week 2017: Join the Basque fiestas!

San Sebastián’s Big Week 2017: Join the Basque fiestas!

If you’ve done your Basque research, then you probably know that San Sebastián’s most important tradition is Donostia Eguna (San Sebastián Day) on January 20th. But that’s not the only day of celebration in our city. Month after month, there are different events bringing joy to our streets — but...

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San Sebastián on wheels! Tips for cycling the city

San Sebastián on wheels! Tips for cycling the city

Frequently, travellers on our San Sebastián tours compare San Sebastián to Amsterdam because we have a similar cycling culture. Yes, San Sebastián is a bike-friendly city, and the number of bikers getting around is growing every day. There’s nothing Basques enjoy more than getting around our dense mountains, fields, and...

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A local’s guide to La Calatrava and Cort, Palma de Mallorca

A local’s guide to La Calatrava and Cort, Palma de Mallorca

No one knows local life like our guides. That’s why we’ve asked them take us around their favourite ‘hoods and offer their insider tips on seeing the city like a true local. If La Calatrava and Cort sounds like your kind of place, local Mallorca guide Marialaura and her team...

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6 dishes you must eat in Madrid

6 dishes you must eat in Madrid

The rich history of Spanish cuisine dates back thousands of years. With each region of the country having its own ‘claim to fame,’ Madrid offers visitors a taste of the best dishes Spain has to offer, all in one chaotic, quintessentially Spanish foodie playground. Madrid’s food scene is in constant...

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Summer 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

Summer 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

June is a month that anticipates summer vacations in Spain. It is a season of warmth, sun, and blossoming — and brings a few festivals and events with it just around the corner. Popular festivities in San Sebastián are the locals’ way of celebrating their identity and forgetting about troubles...

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