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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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  • This great give you a turn by the streets of the part old! Take you a couple of wine or soft drinks accompanied of some good pinchos! All good every one in your style!
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  • Pedestrian streets, with many shops of all kinds, clothing, footwear, souvenirs, bars, bakeries, restaurants and atmosphere. Very comfortable visit.
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  • Lore whenever going to the part old I feel like a Martian. It is amazing how he has changed in recent years. I know the old part from my early childhood. Peanuts of "La Consti", chocolate with churros Churrería Santa Lucia, bets in cash on Sunday's race in Portaletas, the mythical sandwiches of ham's "The strain", the market of the gap with their vegetables and the best fish in the world, the gangs taking a few little ones as they left work, bars and taverns frequented by people working with prices more than affordable... Now that old part does not exist. It disappeared forever. Now hosts of touristy camera in hand to swarm and left pump in any bar. The ves with their plate catching tapas bar as if they were in a self service and paying them to gold price. No gentlemen, what the dish and keep the sticks has nothing to do with the typical customs. And the worst thing is that they also offer met that old part that today we long for when we go to a bar that the dish in question. That penalty, old part donostiarra turned into a theme park for guiris and its essence-"koxkera" (look on the internet meant) desparecida forever.
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