Monte Urgull, San Sebastian - Donostia

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Appreciate panoramic views of San Sebastián and La Concha beach from the top of Monte Urgull. Originally used as a military lookout, the mountain now serves as an urban park and features several historic structures, museums, and scenic vantage points. Tour the 12th-century castle that sits atop the mountain at almost 250 m (800 ft) above the city. Climb the castle towers for the best views of the Jesus monument overlooking the beautiful bay. Walk down to the city center through the historic port, where you can stop for a fresh seafood meal. Before you head to San Sebastian - Donostia, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly San Sebastian - Donostia trip itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that San Sebastian - Donostia has to offer, including Monte Urgull.
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  • This walk up the hill can be as easy or difficult as you like. You can either short cut it by taking the steep stairs or meander around the hill on the walking path. There are many interesting lookout...  more »
  • It's tough going in the heat but once you get to the top the views are incredible. And there's a free museum at the top too.  more »
  • Recommending this walk because the views at the top are well worth it. If it's hot take some water. There are both steps and paths that will allow you to take prams or wheelchairs up.  more »
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  • This little mountain worth to be "climbed"! The view on the bay, the city and the atlantique ocean is amazing :) The view on the fortress is not the best one! I really advise you to go to the south view point on the top of the mount...
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  • Our favorite place, hurried up not in is a small hill in the 123 m above sea level. Mota Castle, Christ the Redeemer, the Concha Bay views, such as how many times they would never get bored. It is recommended!
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  • One of the most beautiful sites of the city. Worth a climb to see the views magnificent.
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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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