Peine del Viento, San Sebastian - Donostia

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Watch the waves crash over the modern iron sculptures created by famous Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida at Peine del Viento. Built at the western tip of the Bay of Biscay between 1975 and 1977, the three-piece installation marks the end of the promenade around the bay, giving you a sense of destination once you have arrived there. With frequent winds churning up the Atlantic Ocean, you stand a good chance of catching a lively display of churning water around the sculptures. Make Peine del Viento part of your personalized San Sebastian - Donostia itinerary using our San Sebastian - Donostia itinerary maker.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Finally the walk along the beaches San Sebastian arrived at this beautiful place with metal figures embedded in the rocks. The boldest down steep stairs to enjoy the landscape on the edge of the sea.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Definitely worth a stroll along the beach fronts to see these sculptures over the cliffs, especially on a windy day when the waves really set off the view.  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    At the end of the beach of Ondarreta, these contemporary creations in rusty metal are beautiful. Feet allow two hours for the round trip from the old city. A beautiful walk
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  • Nice combination of sculpture and natural surroundings. Free entrance
  • Great tourist attraction. Don't miss the wind holes!
  • Nice place. Too famous. Hard wind
  • Its an amazing sculpture and a good photo opportunity right by the beach. Great for selfies.
  • Fun with waves and tunnels... And amazing sedimentary rocks to look at too

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