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11 Very Best Things To Do In San Sebastian, Spain – Hand Luggage Only

Best things to do in San Sebastian Spain Old Town

Nestled on the Basque Country’s gorgeous shoreline in Spain, San Sebastian is not only a foodie haven but also totally beautiful too! There are so many incredible and best things to do in San Sebastian that you’ll be spoilt for choice. Especially with all the Pintxos. Yum! 

We had an amazing time exploring the best places in the Basque Country. After exploring the bigger city of Bilbao, we ventured over to San Sebastian; and boy it was amazing! 

So, to help you organise your trip to Gipuzkoa and specifically San Sebastian, I’m sharing some of the best things to do in San Sebastian that we totally loved. 

Just make sure to arrive hungry! You won’t stop eating the Pintxos and trying Kalimotxos (red wine and coca cola; it’s a thing here). 

1.) Old Town (Parte Vieja)

Nestled between Alameda del Boulevard and Monte Urgull’s base, San Sebastian’s Old Town is home to an assortment of gorgeous Basque architecture, yummy restaurants for Pintxos, and plenty of little alleys and plazas to explore. 

Best things to do in San Sebastian Spain Pintxos Sardines

My motto is, eat as you stroll; which works perfectly in the foodie city of San Sebastian. You can stop at each little pintxos bar and just have a chilled day exploring.

To get the best experience, book this pintxos and wine tour of San Sebastian. It’s so good and you’ll be introduced to some of the best pintxos in San Sebastian. We loved it. 

Best things to do in San Sebastian Spain Town Hall

Not only that, it’s one of the best things to do in San Sebastian if you’re planning to walk stroll the city. You see, you’ll be able to explore cobblestone streets much easier than by car (or anything else for that matter). 

As you wander through the Old Town, you will see so much to see and do. Make sure to head inside the Pescaderia or Fish Market, the Plaza de la Constitucion, and the municipal library with its neoclassical architecture. The latter is just stunning. 

Oh, also, just a few strides away from the Plaza de la Constitucion, you can see the Iglesia de San Vicente, the oldest church in San Sebastian.

Constructed way back in the 16th century, Iglesia de San Vicente has a stunning Gothic charm and a meticulously carved retablo that has been there since the late 1500s. It’s well worth popping inside to see. 

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2.) Buen Pastor Cathedral

Best things to do in San Sebastian Spain Church

Known as the largest church in all of San Sebastian, Buen Pastor Cathedral is a towering icon and a famous landmark of the city. Its 75-meter-high tower is just…

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