January 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

January 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

2016 was a blast for the city of San Sebastián-Donostia, which was declared the year’s European Capital of Culture 2016 along with the magical Polish city of Wrocław. Driven by the community spirit of a nation that wants to open to the world, the Basque Country, or more specifically San...

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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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San Sebastián Day is the city’s best day

San Sebastián Day is the city’s best day

Spain is well known for its summer festivities, but San Sebastián will celebrate its biggest party of all in just a few days, on January 20. While most nearby cities celebrate their main festivities in the summer, San Sebastián plays it different and goes for a winter event that’s 24...

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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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St. Thomas’ Day in San Sebastián

St. Thomas’ Day in San Sebastián

Throughout Europe and North America, December typically marks the arrival of Christmas markets — but in San Sebastián, the traditional winter market isn’t quite the same scene. San Sebastián’s December market is only celebrated on one day, Saint Thomas’ Day on the 21st of December, and is different from what...

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