San Sebastián’s Big Week 2017: Join the Basque fiestas!

San Sebastián’s Big Week 2017: Join the Basque fiestas!

If you’ve done your Basque research, then you probably know that San Sebastián’s most important tradition is Donostia Eguna (San Sebastián Day) on January 20th. But that’s not the only day of celebration in our city. Month after month, there are different events bringing joy to our streets — but...

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San Sebastián on wheels! Tips for cycling the city

San Sebastián on wheels! Tips for cycling the city

Frequently, travellers on our San Sebastián tours compare San Sebastián to Amsterdam because we have a similar cycling culture. Yes, San Sebastián is a bike-friendly city, and the number of bikers getting around is growing every day. There’s nothing Basques enjoy more than getting around our dense mountains, fields, and...

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History, art and culture at San Sebastián’s San Telmo Museum

History, art and culture at San Sebastián’s San Telmo Museum

One of the best ways to gain an appreciation for a new destination is to learn more about a city or country’s history and culture. There’s something about delving into the past that can make for a more vivid experience of the present. While San Sebastián is not really known...

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From San Sebastian with love: The best Basque souvenirs to bring home

From San Sebastian with love: The best Basque souvenirs to bring home

Coming home from an unforgettable trip and bearing gifts for friends and family is common vacation practice. Travellers want to bring a piece of their trip home and share it, but it can be hard to find meaningful items that feel authentic and that really represent the destination. That’s why...

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March 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

March 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

Once the crazy Carnival celebrations have ended, locals in San Sebastián like to take it easy and go back to their regular daily habits: feasting on delicious food, wandering through markets, and getting social with friends — especially because this is when cider season begins. March is a great time...

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Best cafés in San Sebastian

Best cafés in San Sebastian

If you are passionate about coffee or tea, then you’re in luck: you’ll find a variety of cafés in San Sebastián for your caffeine fix (and other fixes). Espresso, americanos, chai, smoothies, milkshakes — pick your poison and enjoy while you relax with friends, or just chill solo and disconnect from...

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Dances and dead sardines: The weird, wonderful ways locals celebrate Carnival in San Sebastián

Dances and dead sardines: The weird, wonderful ways locals celebrate Carnival in San Sebastián

February is a joyful time in San Sebastián despite the tedious winter wind and rain. It is the month when we promote our identity and go wild with Carnival, which is widely celebrated all over the country. In the city of San Sebastián, it’s not just one, but multiple big events...

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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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Meet: Oihana, our local expert in San Sebastián

Meet: Oihana, our local expert in San Sebastián

Learn more about our guides around the globe — everything from what makes the perfect day in their city, to how they landed in tourism, to why they love working with Urban Adventures. On why she loves San Sebastián… I live 20 minutes away from San Sebastián in a neighbouring...

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