Get to know San Sebastian - Walks

From the Peine del Viento (Wind Comb) to Monpás

Peine de los vientos sculpture
Peine del viento. (Wind's comb) (1)

1.This start at the "Peine del Viento" (Wind Comb), designed by the architect Luis Peña Ganchegui and the sculptor Eduardo Chillida. 2.Ondarreta beach. 3.The Queen Ann English Cottage-style Miramar Palace. 4.Monument to Fleming on the La Concha promenade opposite Santa Clara island. 5."The pearl of the Ocean" now a modern seawater theraphy centre. 6.The Town Hall (formery a casino) the Royal Yacht Club and the Port. 7.Naval Museum. 8.Aquarium. 9.In the Paseo Nuevo on days with heavy seas the waves reach the promenade, tourist and locals come to see "the waves surge up" several meters over the Promenade. Sculpture by Jorge Oteiza. 10.The modernist-style Kursaal bridge at the mouth of the River Urumea. 11.We visit the Kursaal and finish off in the Paseo de la Zurriola that runs along the beach.

From the Peine del Viento to Monpás map

From the Boulevard to Araba Park

1.This starts in the Boulevard, and passes by the Bandstand, the Town Hall and the Alderdi Eder gardens. 2.The Plaza de Gipuzkoa with its romantic feel. 3.The Gipuzkoa Provincial Council Buildings. 4.The Victoria Eugenia theatre and the María Cristina Hotel. 5.The Santa Catalina bridge, the oldest one in the city. 6.The Paseo de Francia, a romantic spot with its French-stle stately mansions. 7.The Main Station with a roof inside designed by the engineer Eiffel. 8.The María Cristina bridge. 9.The Plaza de Bilbao. 10.The neo-gothic style Buen Pastor Cathedral. 11.The Post Office building and the Koldo Mitxelena Cultural Centre. 12.The Calle Prim, paying special attention to numbers 17 and 18 for their modernist details. 13.The former Fine Art Theatre at the end of the turn-of-the-century urban area. 14.The Araba Park in the Plaza del Centenario and to finish off we come back along the Paseo del árbol de Gernika.

Art Deco Bandstand From the Boulevard Avenue to Araba Park map Bandstand at Boulevard Avenue (1)

From the Old Part to San Telmo Museum

From the Old Part to San Telmo Museum map

1.We enter the Old Part through the "la Bretxa" market. It is called this because of the breach made here by Portuguese troops in 1813, and is now a shopping mall and leisure centre. 2.The Calle Fermín Calbetón is full of atmosphere. 3.The Plaza de la Constitución. 4.The Calle 31 de Agosto is the only street that survived the fire in 1813. 5.The Church of St. Vicente is the oldest one in the city. It dates from the beginning of the 16th century. 6.On the other side the Basílica of Santa María is noteworthy for its baroque facade with a sculpture of San Sebastián. 7.Next to the Basílica is Gaztelubide, wich is one of the most traditional culnary societies. 8.The Paseo de los Curas, a viewpoint where priestes used to go for walks. 9.At the top of Mount Urgull is la Mota Fort. 10.The English cementery is to the North. 11.The monument to the Sacred Hearth looks out over the city. 12.To finish off San Telmo Museum, and old Dominican convent with a beautiful cloister by Herrera.

Plaza Contitucion
Plaza Constitucion (3)

Walks around green spaces map

Walks around green spaces

1.Igeldo, with a series of cliffs that perfectly match the greenery on the mountain. 2.Santa Clara, a really delightfull island in the middle of the bay. 3.Urgull, conceals some pleasant paths among medieval ruins and military remains. 4.Ulia, the mountain leads to the Peñas del Águila (Eagle Crags). 5.Miramar, this rises up in an exceptional spot between La Concha and Ondarreta beaches. 6.Cristina Enea, with all the charm of nature in its purest form. 7.Aiete, located on one of the hills that surround the city. 8.Lauhaizeta, this is the main lung of the densely built-up area that surrounds it. 9.Miramón, this is outside the city with extensive green spaces.

Romantic style palace
Miramar palace (5)

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