Must-see attractions in Parte Vieja

  • Inside the Aquarium of San Sebastian.


    Parte Vieja

    Fear for your life as huge sharks bear down behind glass panes, or gaze at otherworldly jellyfish. The highlights of a visit to the city's excellent…

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    San Telmo Museoa

    Parte Vieja

    One of the best museums in the Basque Country, the San Telmo Museoa has a thought-provoking collection that explores Basque history and culture in all its…

  • The sun sets behind the Monte Urgull of San Sebastian, Basque Country, Guipuzcoa. Spain. View from Zurriola Avenue.

    Monte Urgull

    Parte Vieja

    You can walk to the summit of Monte Urgull (123m), topped by the low castle walls of the Castillo de la Mota and a grand statue of Christ, by taking a…

  • Iglesia de San Vicente

    Parte Vieja

    Lording it over the Parte Vieja, this striking church is thought to be the oldest building in San Sebastián. Its origins date to the 12th century, but it…

  • Casa de la Historia

    Parte Vieja

    Inside the grounds of the Castillo de la Mota is this small museum focusing on the city’s history. It has audiovisual exhibits that touch on San Sebastián…

  • Isla de Santa Clara

    Parte Vieja

    Lying 750m offshore from Playa de la Concha, this little island is accessible by Motoras de la Isla boats that run every half-hour from the fishing port…

  • Castillo de la Mota

    Parte Vieja

    At the summit of Monte Urgull, this stone fortress is but the latest incarnation of many fortifications that have existed here since the 12th century. It…

  • Construcción Vacía

    Parte Vieja

    At the base of Monte Urgull is Jorge Oteiza’s Construcción Vacía (Empty Space) sculpture. Oteiza (1908–2003) was a renowned painter, sculptor and writer…

  • Museo Marítimo Vasco

    Parte Vieja

    This museum turns the pages of Basque seafaring and naval history. There is no permanent collection, just long-term exhibitions, which in the past have…

  • Basílica de Santa María del Coro

    Parte Vieja

    The Parte Vieja's most photogenic building is this baroque basilica, completed in 1774. Its ornate facade depicts St Sebastian and the altarpiece is…

  • Plaza de la Constitución

    Parte Vieja

    One of the Basque Country's most attractive city squares, the Plaza de la Constitución was built in 1813 at the heart of the old town on the site of an…

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