DONOSTIA / SAN SEBASTIÁN
FROM THE INSIDE
Donostia San Sebastián is a historical city that has become a tourist hot spot in the North of Spain. Its history and attractions have led it be considered as one of the most beautiful, charming cities in Europe. Its proximity to France is obvious at every turn: its bridges, its architecture, its cuisine… this little Paris hides a thousand and one secret spots for visitors to discover. Its natural surroundings make it the Pearl of the Bay of Biscay and its widely-acclaimed cuisine has made it home to the best restaurants in the world (it is the city with the most Michelin stars per square metre in the world). Nevertheless, its cultural life is not overshadowed by its cuisine. It was the European Capital of Culture in 2016 based on
its vast and varied cultural programme: International Film Festival (September), Jazzaldia (July), the Quincena Musical classical music festival (August), the Naval Museum, the San Telmo Museum (housed in a former convent), the Kursaal Congress Centre, the Fantasy and Horror Film Festival (October)… plus sporting entertainment such as football (Real Sociedad play at the Anoeta Stadium), surfing on Zurriola beach (just a few metres from the apartments), bike paths all over the city and its ‘Semana Grande’ summer festival, in August, featuring one of the most prestigious Fireworks festivals in the world (alongside a whole host of concerts, processions, markets, etc.). Don’t talk about San Sebastián, just live it.
AND SO MUCH MORE…
Pretty fishing village on the French border. Its walled old town will take you back to medieval times. Try some amazing pintxos in the La Marina neighbourhood.
Home of the famous txakoli wine and illustrious figures such as explorer Juan Sebastián Elcano or designer Cristobal Balenciaga. Enjoy its port, its cuisine and the Balenciaga museum.
Lovely village on the Gipuzkoa coast, world famous for surfers (Aritz Aranburu) and prestigious chefs (Karlos Argiñano). A must-see.
Incomparable landscape featuring its famous Flysch, rock formations that are millions of years old. Backdrop for several international film shoots.
ST JEAN DE LUZ
Crossing over into France, you’ll come across this French Basque town that will charm you with its typically Basque architecture and its warm hospitality.
PASAJES SAN JUAN
Particularly charming spot very close to Donostia. It is reached via a small boat that takes you over to its restaurants and narrow fairytale streets.