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San Sebastian - Donostia

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm. The contrast of nearby green rolling hills with the Bay of Biscay’s blue waters add to the city’s aesthetic appeal. With attractive neighborhoods like the historic Old Quarter and the 19th-century Centro Romántico, both of which express the city’s rich cultural history, San Sebastián is an internationally recognized surfing locale with an active young community, as well. It is also considered one of the gastronomic capitals of Spain. San Sebastian - Donostia is in Province of Guipuzcoa. Plan your tour of San Sebastian - Donostia and Spain travel itinerary using our Spain tour itinerary builder .
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Most visitors are drawn to the expansive La Concha urban beach. Its hotels, restaurants, and bars are more spread out, and the area tends to be quieter than other parts of the city. The area just south of the beach heading inland is the Romantic District, where you'll find some of the city's most beautiful architecture and the main shopping area. For a first-hand experience of the city's acclaimed gastronomy and
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