March 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

March 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

Once the crazy Carnival celebrations have ended, locals in San Sebastián like to take it easy and go back to their regular daily habits: feasting on delicious food, wandering through markets, and getting social with friends — especially because this is when cider season begins. March is a great time...

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Dances and dead sardines: The weird, wonderful ways locals celebrate Carnival in San Sebastián

Dances and dead sardines: The weird, wonderful ways locals celebrate Carnival in San Sebastián

February is a joyful time in San Sebastián despite the tedious winter wind and rain. It is the month when we promote our identity and go wild with Carnival, which is widely celebrated all over the country. In the city of San Sebastián, it’s not just one, but multiple big events...

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All about Basque Christmas traditions

All about Basque Christmas traditions

If you’re familiar with Basque culture, then you probably already know our traditions have pagan roots. In fact, we Basques feel very attached to our pagan heritage, even if we also commit to religious festivities like Christmas. That’s why, during the Christmas season, there is a mix of traditional Basque celebrations as well as more...

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Film buffs gather for the 2016 San Sebastián International Film Festival

Film buffs gather for the 2016 San Sebastián International Film Festival

San Sebastián (or Donostia, as we call it locally) has recently become an acclaimed destination for food lovers; it is what we donostiarras (and Basques in general) are mostly known for, the food. But San Sebastián is not just the epicentre of Basque gastronomy, it is also a city of...

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Where to eat in San Sebastian

Where to eat in San Sebastian

It’s your first time in San Sebastián, and you don’t know where to eat? Or you don’t know where to combine that delicious northern Spanish cuisine with the amazing views of San Seb? Don’t worry, this collection is compiled just for you! Here are our favourite bars and restaurants, where...

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What’s on in San Sebastian: Parties and festivals for the 2016 Capital of Culture

What’s on in San Sebastian: Parties and festivals for the 2016 Capital of Culture

2016 is San Sebastián’s year to shine! Donostia, or San Sebastián, has been selected as the European Capital of Culture. The picturesque coastal town along the Bay of Biscay in Spain’s Basque Country will host a colossal amount of cultural activities throughout the year. Programming includes various artistic initiatives that all...

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What’s on in San Sebastián: Olatu Talka Cultural Festival

What’s on in San Sebastián: Olatu Talka Cultural Festival

If there’s one thing you’re almost always guaranteed to find in San Sebastián, it’s a cultural festival happening somewhere. Throughout the year, the city finds numerous ways to honour its culture and heritage, and one of the most well-known of these events is Olatu Talka. This festival is linked to...

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It’s the season for San Sebastián’s Musika Parkean! (Music in the Park)

It’s the season for San Sebastián’s Musika Parkean! (Music in the Park)

It’s springtime in Spain, and that means it’s time for the Musika Parkean Festival in San Sebastián. The name, from Basque, translates to “Music in the Park,” and the purpose of the event is to offer music concerts from spring through to autumn in the many parks of the city....

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How to drink cider like a Basque

How to drink cider like a Basque

Cider is probably, after wine, the most popular drink in the Basque Country — which means, if you’re travelling to this corner of Spain, you simply can’t leave without trying it at least once (and likely more than once). Truth be told, some foreigners love it, some found it to...

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Things to do in: San Sebastián

Things to do in: San Sebastián

The northern Spanish town of San Sebastián is known as a prime destination for foodie travellers, but there’s lots more to see and do than eat the food (although we definitely think you should eat lots and lots of food while you’re there). Here are our top tips for other...

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