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Parte Vieja, San Sebastian - Donostia

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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. Put Parte Vieja at the forefront of your travel plans using our San Sebastian - Donostia itinerary maker.
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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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  • The old town is particularly interesting for its tapas bars and restaurants but also its history! Rebuilt after the Peninsular wars and has changed little in around 200 years. Don't forget to look upw...  more »
  • La Parte Vieja (Old Part or Old Town) is relatively small and flat compared to the more classic old towns (such as Segovia and Caceres), and it lacks their character in regards to narrow windy streets...  more »
  • San Sebastian is a nice town. Particularly old part with nice stores and restaurants. Take a bus tour.  more »