Top 10 Things to Do in San Sebastian (Donostia) with Local Advice

Last Updated on March 28, 2021

Things to do in San Sebastian are endless. San Sebastian offers great attractions and things to do for tourists. The city is a great city that the development and interest in science, technology and culture make the city of the leading cities in Spain and Europe. Of course it is not possible to mention all the best things to do in San Sebastian, but here you can find the most fascinating ones that you won’t want to miss during your visit. Make sure to tick these top things to do in San Sebastian off your list.


Top 10 San Sebastian (Donostia) Attractions

A great day out at the La Concha beach, La Concha Bay

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.

A great Day Out at the 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…

A great Day Out at 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. The famous point of interest, the Kursaal palace is located here.

A Visit to 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
Web : http://www.monteigueldo.es/

A Visit to 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.

A Visit to the Eureka Museum of Science

The Eureka Museum of Science (Eureka Zientzia Museoa) is a nice museum in San Sebastian located in the Miramon technology park. The museum is a also great place for kids and adults that they may learn new things about science and have fun. The Planetarium is the most popular spot in museum.

Address: Paseo Mikeletegi 43-45, 20009 San Sebastian
Tel: 943 012 478
Web : http://www.eurekamuseoa.es/

A great day out at 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.

A Visit to the 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

A Visit to the 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

A fun Day Out at the 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.e.

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