Attractions

Top Choice Aquarium in Parte Vieja

Aquarium

Fear for your life as huge sharks bear down behind glass panes, or gaze in disbelief at tripped-out fluoro jellyfish. The highlights of a visit to the city's excellent aquarium are the cinema-screen-sized deep-ocean…
Top Choice Beach in New Town & Monte Igueldo

Playa de la Concha

Fulfilling almost every idea of how a perfect city beach should be formed, Playa de la Concha (and its westerly extension, Playa de Ondarreta), is easily among the best city beaches in Europe. Throughout the long su…
Top Choice Park in Gros

Parque de Cristina Enea

Created by the Duke of Mandas in honour of his wife, the Parque de Cristina Enea is a favourite escape for locals. This formal park, the most attractive in the city, contains ornamental plants, ducks and peacocks, a…
Museum in Parte Vieja

San Telmo Museoa

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 complexity. Exhibitions are spread between a restored conven…
Notable Building in Gros

Kursaal

Designed by Rafael Moneo, the Kursaal is one of the city's most beloved, and noteworthy buildings. Consisting of two cubes made of translucent glass, the structure, which serves as San Sebastián's cultural and confe…
Cultural Centre in San Sebastián

Tabakalera

One of San Sebastian's most celebrated new attractions is this sun-drenched cultural space set in a beautifully reconfigured 90-year-old tobacco factory. It's a hub for the arts and design as well as cultural enterp…
Sculpture in San Sebastián

Peine del Viento

A symbol of the city, the Peine del Viento (Wind Comb) sculpture, which lies at the far western end of the Bahía de la Concha, below Monte Igueldo, is the work of the famous Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida and arch…
Beach in Gros

Playa de Zurriola

Stretching in front of Gros, from the Kursaal to Monte Ulía, 'Zurri', as it's known locally, has some excellent waves and draws surfers from near and far. Conditions are generally too rough for swimming, but it's a …
Viewpoint in New Town & Monte Igueldo

Monte Igueldo

The views from the summit of Monte Igueldo, just west of town, will make you feel like a circling hawk staring down over the vast panorama of the Bahía de la Concha and the surrounding coastline and mountains. The b…
Historic Building in New Town & Monte Igueldo

Hotel Maria Cristina

A wonderful example of belle époque architecture, the Hotel Maria Cristina was designed by Charles Mewes, the architect responsible for the Ritz hotels in Paris and London. It first opened its doors in 1912; the fir…