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 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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Street eats: Basque talos in San Sebastián

Street eats: Basque talos in San Sebastián

The Basque Country and city of San Sebastián are not traditionally known for street food — you won’t find lots of stalls cooking and selling on the street like you will in, say, Southeast Asia. (But you will find lots of places specializing in pintxos, which we highly recommend.) However,...

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The Complete Guide to: San Sebastian Travel

The Complete Guide to: San Sebastian Travel

So you’re off to San Sebastian – smart choice! Here’s a guide to everything you need to know about San Sebastian travel, from getting around, to the best local festivities, and cool hidden gems you should check out. Keep in mind that Basque cities have two names, one in Basque...

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