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Get to know our city on foot, walking down the narrow streets of the Old Town, tasting the elaborate ‘pintxos’, joining in with the lively and varied cultural life (International Film Festival, Musical Fortnight, Jazz Festival, Horror Film Festival, etc.). Not in vain is San Sebastian the 2016 European Capital of Culture, and there are magical places just waiting to be discovered.




San Sebastian is the city with the most Michelin stars per square metre in the world. And it shows on every corner, from restaurants such as Arzak, Akelarre or Martín Berasategi to the ‘pintxos’ that you can savour in the bars of the Old Town and all throughout the city. And there are also cider houses or ‘sidrerías’ where you can sample an authentic cider house menu, with steak for the main course and cider flowing to the calls of ‘Txotx’. In our city, our cuisine is what makes us who we are.


The cultural activities in San Sebastian are fascinating and there is something for everyone. The main city celebration takes place on January 20th, with the raising of the flag and the ‘tamborrada’ drum parade playing the marches of Sarriegui for 24 hours non-stop across the whole city. There are countless cultural events throughout the year, such as Musical Fortnight, Jazzaldia, the International Film Festival and popular celebrations such as Carnival, Caldereros, Regattas, Santo Tomas… and the Semana Grande (‘Big Week’) of San Sebastian, which takes place in the middle of August.



Our city is ideal for all types of sports and even for participating in the numerous sports competitions, such as the Behobia – San Sebastian race. Likewise, you’ll be able to watch and try surfing at Zurriola beach, a sport which is well-established in the city and especially at this beach. And if you love cycling, you will enjoy the large number of cycle lanes or ‘bidegorris’. Especially designed for use by two wheels, they run through the city and make it very easy to cycle around.