A Walking Tour of San Sebastián's Old Quarter
Collected by Marti Kilpatrick , AFAR Local Expert
Although the Old Quarter of San Sebastián takes up barely a square mile, it's chock-full of interesting sights, sounds, and smells. With so much to see in such a small space, the way to explore is on foot.
46, 31 de Agosto Kalea, 20003 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain
Santa María del Coro is San Sebastián's token beautiful European church. It has the quiet, sunlit beauty that one comes to expect in European churches. It also is the site of several of the city's unique celebrations, organ concerts, and the...
Plaza Zuloaga, 1, 20003 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain
Museo San Telmo is a must-see for any art or culture-phile during a visit to San Sebastián. The newly renovated museum's architecture alone makes for fascinating viewing, and there are sections on Basque anthropology as well as revolving...
Constitución Plaza, 20003 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain
The Constitution Square (Plaza de la Constitución) is the very heart of the Old Part of San Sebastián. The biggest celebrations take place here: the Tamborrada, Santo Tomás, you name the party, and it probably starts here. Built in 1817, the...
Portua, 20120 Hernani, Guipúzcoa, Spain
The port of Donosti is a great place to stroll, and there are several restaurants lining it to stop for a coffee or some freshly caught fish. The 400 moorings are permanently occupied by everything from small yachts to dinghies. Watch carefully...
San Vicente Kalea, 3, 20003 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain
San Vicente church is the 'other' church in the Old Part of Donosti. The original San Vicente was probably a Roman style church, built at the end of the 7th century. The current church was built between 1489 and 1574 after burning down, under the...
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