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. 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.
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  • The old part of San Sebastian much attention since it is next to the Town Hall Boulevard and near the beach of La Concha, there is a street called Fermin cabretón and is where most pintxos bars there
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  • Here, as in most of the old town is the most characteristic. You can find many places where you can eat the famous tapas here named pintxo or tapas bar. Reasonable prices!!
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  • Very entertaining walk through the old town. You have variety of tapas restaurants to choose from. There are buffets and menus at affordable prices.
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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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