Parte Vieja, San Sebastian - Donostia

4.6
#1 of 7 in Neighborhoods in Basque Country
A collection of bars that regularly fill with visitors and young people sprung up in Parte Vieja during a tourism boom at the end of Franco’s dictatorship. Most of the neighborhood is dominated by 19th-century architecture built around the same time the walls surrounding the area were demolished. Take a tour of the fishing and recreation port, where you'll see a row of distinctive houses lining the front wall of Urgull mountain. The view of the houses from the port makes for a striking photo. Consider trying the fresh catch-of-the-day at one of the seafood restaurants. Use our San Sebastian - Donostia trip planner to visit Parte Vieja on your trip to San Sebastian - Donostia, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Parte Vieja
Save Saved
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Parte Vieja Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
4,159 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Small neighborhood with a lot of activity. The theatre, the market, the bars and taverns,.... Definitely an indispensable place to stroll in your visit to San Sebastián.
    View original
  • Old, historical part of town, small streets, tons of bars and restaurants, great atmosphere and fun times.  more »
  • It is true that many restaurants have gone, it is true that prices have become more touristy and that some places do not have the charm of yesteryear. But it continues for me, being a magical area to tapas, to feel the city, to eat rich, when I go to San Sebastain and not tapas in the old part, I always feel that something was missing to do, because despite the increase in tourists, still have good magic.
    View original
Places to stay near Parte Vieja

Plan your trip to San Sebastian - Donostia

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

View all >
4.7
Duration: 3​h
4.9
Duration: 3​h
4.1
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 2​h

Side trips from San Sebastian - Donostia

4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 4​h

Hidden gems in San Sebastian - Donostia

4.5
Duration: 3​h
4.5
Duration: 3​h
4.4
Duration: 2​h
4.9
Duration: 4​h

Kid-friendly things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

4.1
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 4​h
3.0
Duration: 4​h
4.2
Duration: 30​min

Nearby attractions in San Sebastian - Donostia

4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h
5.0
Duration: 3​h

Plans to Parte Vieja by other users

7 days in San Sebastian - Donostia BY A USER FROM ROMANIA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Basque Country BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Spain BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in San Sebastian - Donostia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Basque Country BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 47 days in Spain & Zurich BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 33 days in Spain BY A USER FROM UKRAINE July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in France & San Sebastian - Donostia BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in San Sebastian - Donostia BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in San Sebastian - Donostia & Vitoria-Gasteiz BY A USER FROM ISRAEL July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in France & San Sebastian - Donostia BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Bilbao & San Sebastian - Donostia BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA May, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans