24 hours in: San Sebastian

24 hours in: San Sebastian

The city of San Sebastián isn’t quite what you might call a metropolis, so spending just 24 hours here isn’t as daunting as it may seem in other cities around the world. Having said that, there’s still so much to see and do! One thing we can promise you, is...

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Things to do in: San Sebastián

Things to do in: San Sebastián

How do beautiful white sand beaches, amazing architecture and fantastic food sound to you? If that stellar combination piques your interest, San Sebastián should be on your radar. Known as Spain’s culinary capital, the small seaside city packs a lot of punch for its size. Expect a wide array of...

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The complete guide to: San Sebastian travel

The complete guide to: San Sebastian travel

Whether you’re soaking up the sun on one of San Sebastian’s beautiful beaches, sipping txakoli (a lightly sparkling white wine) and snacking on pintxos in the scenic old town, bar-hopping with locals long into the night, or enjoying San Sebastian’s rich cultural scene, we’re willing to bet you won’t regret...

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April 2018: What’s on in San Sebastián

April 2018: What’s on in San Sebastián

After a month of marathons, locals in San Sebastián can finally stop training for races and take it easy. Thankfully, April brings lots of events to satisfy other interests, from shopping to arts and culture, and more. Here’s what’s happening in San Sebastián in April. Moonshine Fair Date: March 31, April...

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Nightlife in San Sebastián: Partying the Basque way

Nightlife in San Sebastián: Partying the Basque way

Most tourists who visit San Sebastián can’t wait to taste the local cuisine, but there comes a point when sampling so much food becomes overwhelming, and you need other activities for exploring local life. That typically includes wandering around the city, relaxing at some of the best beaches in Europe,...

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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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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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History, art and culture at San Sebastián’s San Telmo Museum

History, art and culture at San Sebastián’s San Telmo Museum

One of the best ways to gain an appreciation for a new destination is to learn more about a city or country’s history and culture. There’s something about delving into the past that can make for a more vivid experience of the present. While San Sebastián is not really known...

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From San Sebastian with love: The best Basque souvenirs to bring home

From San Sebastian with love: The best Basque souvenirs to bring home

Coming home from an unforgettable trip and bearing gifts for friends and family is common vacation practice. Travellers want to bring a piece of their trip home and share it, but it can be hard to find meaningful items that feel authentic and that really represent the destination. That’s why...

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Best cafés in San Sebastian

Best cafés in San Sebastian

If you are passionate about coffee or tea, then you’re in luck: you’ll find a variety of cafés in San Sebastián for your caffeine fix (and other fixes). Espresso, americanos, chai, smoothies, milkshakes — pick your poison and enjoy while you relax with friends, or just chill solo and disconnect from...

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