Top Choice Aquarium in San Sebastián


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 San Sebastián

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 San Sebastián

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…
Viewpoint in San Sebastián

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…
Museum in San Sebastián

San Telmo Museoa

Although it's one of the newest museums in the Basque Country, the San Telmo Museoa has actually been around since the 1920s. It was closed for many years, but after major renovation work it reopened in 2011. The di…
Church in San Sebastián

Iglesia de San Vicente

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 was rebuilt in its current Gothic form in the early 1500s. Th…
Castle in San Sebastián

Monte Urgull

You can walk to the summit of Monte Urgull, topped by the low castle walls of the Castillo de la Mota and a grand statue of Christ, by taking a path from Plaza de Zuloaga or from behind the aquarium. The views are b…
Museum in San Sebastián

Casa de la Historia

Inside the grounds of the Castillo de la Mota, at the summit of Monte Urgull, is this small museum focusing on the city’s history. There's a particular emphasis on the military.
Museum in San Sebastián

Museo Naval

This museum turns the pages of Basque seafaring and naval history. There are no English labels.
Notable Building in San Sebastián


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 con…