Top 10 Places to Visit & See in San Sebastian (Donostia) + Advice

Last Updated on March 28, 2021

Places to see in San Sebastian are very impressive. San Sebastian offers great sights and points of interest for its visitors. Of course it is not possible to mention all the best sights in the city, but here you may find the most fascinating and the ones that you won’t want to miss on your San Sebastian visit.

Top 10 San Sebastian (Donostia) Sights

La Concha beach

La Concha Bay offers great attractions and beauties for the visitors with the famous railings on its promenade. La Concha beach is the best known and most popular beach in San Sebastian.

La Concha beach is also one of the best beaches in Spain. The landscape and the white sand make La Concha beach a unique one. La Concha beach stretches for about one and a half kilometre.

San Sebastian Old Town

The Old Town of San Sebastian is the most popular place, a perfect starting point to discover San Sebastian and a lively hub for the tourists. A must see place. The most popular sights of the town; Monte Urgull, Rio Urumea and The Concha Bay border the Old Town of San Sebastian.

The two beautiful churches, San Vicente Church and Basilica Santa Maria is also situated at the old town. A great day out at the San Sebastian is a great attraction. Continue reading…

The New Promenade (Paseo Nuevo)

The New Promenade of San Sebastian, also known as Paseo Nuevo, is a perfect place to spend great day out in San Sebastian. It is located at the end of the Port. It is a famous point of interest, the Kursaal Palace is located here.

The Mount Igeldo Attraction & Amusement Park

The Mount Igeldo (Igueldo) is one of the mountains bordering San Sebastian, La Concha Bay. Visitors may access to the top via cable car (funicular railway) and enjoy the spectacular views of San Sebastian. Also visitors may see the Attraction Park and enjoy the Roller Coasters Trampolines.

Address: Paseo del Faro, 134, San Sebastian, Donostia
Tel: 943 213 525 – 943 210 564
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The Mount Urgull

The Mount Urgull is another mountain bordering San Sebastian. It is also a great historical site of San Sebastian. Visitors may access to the top by walking in 20 mins. from San Sebastian Old Town.

The mountain offers spectacular views of San Sebastian, the Mota Castle and the Sagrado Corazón (Sacred Heart) monument and great natural beauties.

The Miramar Palace

Miramar Palace is the former summer residence of the Spanish monarch. Now,the Palace is the home of College of Music. Variety of music events are held at the Palace annually. The gardens of the Palace is worth a visit and see.

The Constitution Square

The Constitution Square, also known as Plaza de la Constitución is the lively centre of the San Sebastian Old Town. It is the main square of the city.

Many parties and celebrations take place here such as the flag hoisting festivity on the 20th of January, the celebration of Saint Thomas’ day and more. A great day out and relaxing at the square is a great attraction.

El Buen Pastor Cathedral

The El Buen Pastor Cathedral is one of the most popular historical sites of San Sebastian. The neo gothic style church is located at the Old Town of San Sebastian and it is the largest landmark of the city.

Address: Plaza del Buen Pastor s/n, 20005 San Sebastián
Tel:+34 943 455 123
Opening Hours: from Monday to Sunday; from 08:30 to 12:30 and from 17:00 to 20:00

Basilica of Santa Maria

The Basilica of Santa Maria is one of the most popular historical sites of San Sebastian. The church is located at the Old Town of San Sebastian. The church was fitst built in 1522 and restored in 1740.

Address: Calle Mayor s/n, 20003 San Sebastián
Tel:+34 943423124
Openin Hours: from Monday to Sunday; from 10:15 to 13:15 and from 16:45 to 19:45

Aquarium Donostia-San Sebastian

The Aquarium Donostia-San Sebastian is a great place to spend time with kids. Visitors may enjoy the marine life here on a huge oceanarium through which a tunnel passes with a 360º view.

Address: Plaza De Carlos Blasco Imaz 1, Donostia-San Sebastian
Tel: +34 943 44 00 99