Donostia - San Sebastián has a premier cultural agenda in a privileged environment.
San Sebastian occupies the central space in an attractive range of leisure and culture. Unique beauty natural environment. Well connected and equipped with the most comprehensive services.
Tradition and modernity coexist in this small city with Belle Epoque touches and with a premier cultural agenda: the Musical Fortnight or international film festivals and jazz are just the spearhead of an extensive cultural program.
Its smart urban layout and short distances make San Sebastián perfect for getting around on foot, with sprawling pedestrian precincts bike lanes and promenades that hug the city coastline from tip to tip.
A city of deep-rooted international tourist tradition dating back to the 19th century, San Sebastián offers an excellent clean public transport service, an icon of architecture the Kursaal Congress Centre and Auditorium, a varied choice of hotels and, above all, what is now one of the best known creative gastronomies in the world.
One of the foodie treasures in San Sebastián is its famous pintxos; culinary bites ranging from the original slice of bread piled with food, to tiny miniature haute cuisine creations.
Pintxos were originally a slice of baguette bread piled high with food of any kind. To hold it in place, a cocktail stick, or ‘pintxo’ was used. But that traditional idea has evolved until becoming today’s miniature haute cuisine, flavours elaborated and concentrated into tiny, mouth-watering experiences: from the traditional Gilda (precisely named as such in our city) with an olive, guindilla pepper and anchovy, to leek and prawns in brick pastry, for example, passing through myriad flavours not to be missed on the way.
Going for pintxos in San Sebastián’s Old Town is way to learn about our culture; you’ll enjoy laughs and conversation as you stay on the move, visit busy bars and generally have a great time.