San Sebastian, Spain is a popular resort town on the Bay of Biscay in Spain’s mountainous Basque Country. There are lots of things to do in San Sebastian and so many reasons why someone should take a holiday there or visit for a day.
The popular tourist destination is framed by golden beaches and lush hillsides. It has some of the best restaurants in the world, which is perfect for those that love good food and wine. With San Sebastian, Spain being just ten minutes from the French border, you can expect to see a lot of visiting French people coming across the border.
Getting to San Sebastian
If you are flying from the UK then you would have to fly to Biarritz, which is across the border in France. This is the nearest airport to San Sebastian and airlines such as EasyJet, and Ryanair provide flights. If you don’t want to travel by air to San Sebastian then you can take a ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao, and then take a bus or train to reach your destination.
There is no shortage of what to do in San Sebastian, below is just some of the things to do in San Sebastian.
La Playa de la Concha Beach
If you want to spend your time relaxing, then you need to visit La Playa de la Concha beach. Many people believe La Playa de la Concha beach is one of the best in Europe, and our team at In2town Travel Magazine agree.
Victoria Eugenia Theatre In San Sebastian, Basque Country, Spain
If you are looking for things to do in San Sebastian, then how about a visit to the Victoria Eugenia Theatre
The San Sebastian theatre is one of the city’s most iconic buildings, which first opened its doors back in 1912. In 1995, it was decided the Victoria Eugenia Theatre needed to be refurbished, which was mainly down to modern day health and safety and fire regulations. The refurbishment was finally completed in 2007, providing the stunning building that it is today.
It may not be the biggest theatre in the world, but Victoria Eugenia Theatre with 910 seats is one of the most stunning. The refurbished theatre is not just a stunning building and part of San Sebastian history, it is also a working theatre and stages several plays, musicals and other events each year.
If you are visiting the popular tourist destination, and you are looking at what to do in Sebastian, Spain, then do visit the Victoria Eugenia Theatre, especially if they do have a show on.
El Buen Pastor Cathedral
There are lots of amazing churches in the world, and the El Buen Pastor Cathedral must be right up there with the best of them.
El Buen Pastor Cathedral was built and designed by architect Manuel de Echave. Construction started in 188 but was not completed until 1897. It was constructed using sandstone from the Monte Igueldo quarries. The Royal family who would spend their summers in the city were invited to the foundation stone laying event.
El Buen Pastor Cathedral receives visitors from all over the world. It takes up a total area of 1915 square metres and has a capacity of 4000 people. One thing that makes the cathedral stand out is one of its towers which is 75 metres high. Another thing that makes the cathedral special is it is home to statues of Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Santa Teresa, San Antonio, and the Sagrado Corazón.
If you are looking at what to do in San Sebastian, and don’t fancy visiting the beach, then do visit El Buen Pastor Cathedral.
If you are looking for the best views over San Sebastian’s coastline then you must visit Monte Igueldo. Here you will be able to see all the coastline and mountains and it truly a photographer’s paradise.
Those wishing to visit Monte Igueldo which also has an old-fashioned amusement park can access the mountain via the antique funicular railway. This railway was opened in 1912. You can also visit the El Torreón tower which is a stunning building and dates to the 16th century.
If you would like to climb the tower for even more amazing views, then you can do this for a small fee. It is truly worth the money and is highly recommended.