San Sebastian Gros & Egia districts (Top Things to Do & See)

Last Updated on March 28, 2021

Gros and Egia districts are the popular districts of San Sebastian and place to visit and see. Gros district starts from the other side of the Urumea River and Egia is the neighbouring district. Both districts are known as “young, vibrant & bohemian” and also one of the most vibrant areas of San Sebastian. Below you can find top things to do and see at the Gros and Egia districts of San Sebastian with insider advice.


Gros has many great places that offer the best trendy ‘pintxeros’ pintxos and tapas bars in San Sebastian mostly at the famous pedestrianised Pena y Goni & Zabaleta Streets. And of course, La Zurriola beach for beach goers.

Egia is the nighbour district to the south of Gros. Egia is the new trendy neighbourhood of San Sebastian that worth a visit and see. Egia has also become the new focus of the music life in the city. There are many bars in the area with live music and shows.

Visitors may enjoy the Gros and Egia districts with full of surfers on the streets, lively bars with live music, a mountain and a park with many footpaths, innovative architecture and a modern cultural centre.

As for shopping at the San Sebastian Gros & Egia districts, shopping lovers may find wide selection of art galleries, antique shops, sports shops, surfer and mountain gear stores.


Top Things to Do & See in Gros & Egia

Kursaal Palace

Kursaal Palace is beautiful place that is the work of Rafael Moneo. The Palace has two large buildings that mimic two stranded rocks facing the sea. Variety of events are held such as concerts, classical music, exhibitions and more…

Zurriola Beach

La Zurriola beach is a great sandy beach of San Sebastian, located at the town centre. La Zurriola beach is a great sandy beach of San Sebastian, located at the town centre. La Zurriola beach is 800 metres long and 110 metres wide and larger than La Concha beach. La Zurriola beach has all the necessary services and infrastructures and also popular for surfing and windsurfing. La Zurriola beach has all the necessary services and infrastructures and also popular for surfing and windsurfing.

Sagües

Located at the end of the La Zurriola beach promenade, Sagües is one of the best spots for watching the sun set over the sea in San Sebastian.

La Paloma de la Paz (the Dove of Peace)

It is the big white sculpture located near to the end of the promenade that symbolises the power of words and dialogue over violence.

Mount Ulia

Ulia Mountain is one of the green lungs of San Sebastian and a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Mount Ulia can be accessed with just a 20 mins. climb and visitors may enjoy the forests, cliffs, a morning excursion and spectacular views of the city. Also the Mount Ulia is the place where the pilgrims come walking towards Santiago.


Equitativa

Equitativa is a fine example of the expressionist building in Gros district with its curved façade welcomes the visitors.

Tabakalera International Contemporary Culture Centre

Tabakalera is the old tobacco factory of San Sebastian where it was converted into a multipurpose venue. Tabakalera also has a café, some shops offering fashion, art and design products and a terrace with maginificent panoramic views of the River Urumea and the romantic area of San Sebastian.

Cristina Enea Park

Cristina Enea Park is the largest and wooded urban park in San Sebastian made by the Duke of Mandas. A lovely place to visit and see.

Casa de los Solteros (House for Unmarried Men)

Casa de los Solteros is a Rationalist work that is so called because it was one of the first buildings of the city with small flats.