Castillo de la Mota, San Sebastian - Donostia

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Castillo de la Mota is located in San Sebastian - Donostia. Arrange your visit to Castillo de la Mota and discover more family-friendly attractions in San Sebastian - Donostia using our San Sebastian - Donostia vacation trip planner.
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  • The place we had been looking for, and although the castle itself isnt much, its the path and way there that's great. You can find old infantry and the big Christ statue there, but also a great nature...  more »
  • Castillo de la Mota is looking at Playa La Concha from above and has beautiful views of the city. The walk to the top takes 20 minutes to half an hour based on your pace. Up above you have a small mus...  more »
  • Just some old ruins on a hill. I would advise against walking up in flip flops or sandals but overall worth the walk!  more »
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  • A nice walk up to the castle from the Port, and a great view of the bay of San Sebastian. Some interesting things from the Peninsular War - there's a graveyard with British soldiers, with an impressive monument carved to commemorate a battle in 1837.
  • Beautiful views of the city from here. It's a great place for a hike, there are several paths you can take to get to the top. Take a picnic and make a day of it, if you have the extra time in San Sebasti├ín
  • It's a short but very steep hike up, but the view is worth it. I would recommend it for sure.
  • Beautiful view, worths the walk to get in the silence, above the blue blue sea, overlooking the beautiful bay
  • Beautiful Old castle under the arms of Christ with a fab view of San Sebastian Bay, Marina and the whole city.

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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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