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Transcript of San Sebastián
To go up to the Monte Igueldo we need take the oldest funicular in Euskadi.
Also we find the lighthouse where we can see all the coast and all San Sebastián. San Sebastian European city of culture 2016 Peine del Viento The Peine del Viento are three sculptures that are at the end of the Ondarreta beach, the sculptor Eduardo Chillida made them. The three sculptures are made of steel, are a bit rusty but it is by water, since it was created in 1977. Ondarreta beach Located in the Bay of La Concha, separated from the beach of the same name. Has a length of 600 m, a width of 100 m and an average area of 60,000 m2.
On this beach you can find a lot of fishermen and many blue and white umbrellas and tents for the people. There's a park to play, and in the sea you can find platforms with slides and trampolines too. La Concha beach Located in the Bay of La Concha, has a length of 1350 m, a width of 40m and a surface area of 54,000 m2.
It is from 2007, one of the 12 Treasures of Spain.
On this beach you can see many people playing volleyball, paddle, football, badminton, surfing, paddle surfing, bodyboarding ... Gastronomy The Tamborrada is the largest festival of San Sebastian, where the entire city, every January 20, marks the day of St. Sebastián.
The celebration begins the evening of January 19, at 24:00 pm in Constitution Square in the city, with the raising of the flag.
At the tamborrada there are groups who playing drums while they are marching through all the neighbourhoods of San Sebastian Tamborrada Catedral del Buen Pastor International San Sebastian film festival The San Sebastian Festival is a competitive non-specialized Festival, considered the most important event in the Spanish-speaking world. It has six category awards: -Official section: is the highest category of the festival -Zinemira: films produced in the Basque country -New directors: first or second unpublished works of its directors -Zabaltegui: provides a overview of current films -"Horizontes latinos": financed in Latin America -Made in Spain: best Spanish films By architect Sebastian Manuel de Echave. The church covers an area of 1,915 square meters and was opened in 1897. The tower, built by Ramón Cortázar, is 75 meters high. Later they placed the organ, which has more than ten thousand tubes and weighs 1000 tons that make it one of the largest organ in Europe. 31 de Agosto street This street was called La Trinidad but the city changed the name because the 31st of August in 1831, it was the only street that survived to the fire of Anglo-Portuguese army to expel the French army of Spain. Kursaal It is a convention center and an auditorium. It is an architectural work of Rafael Moneo located in front of the sea. The cultural building is the scene of international events like the International Film Festival of San Sebastian, Heineken Jazz Festival, the San Sebastian Musical Fortnight and The Sun-Latin American Festival of Advertising Communication. In August, during the week of the 15th (the Assumption), there is the "Semana Grande" of Sebastian, the big summer party in town. Among the various activities organized, the most famous are the International Fireworks Competition and the "Comparsa de los Gigantes y Cabezudos". Semana grande Donostiarra "Semana Grande Donostiarra" Zurriola beach Zurriola is a beach that is 800 meters long and 110 meters wide.
A few years ago they made reforms for people to could swim at the beach.
Now this beach is the center of surfers and bodyboarders for its big waves. European Capital of Culture 2016 San Sebastian has been elected as the future european capital of culture (with Breslavia) for the 2016. The objectives are :
- generate considerable cultural, social and economic benefits to the city
- improve its international image. San Sebastian is the city with most Michelin stars / square meter around the world. You can visit the "pintxos bars at the Old Quarter, go to the three Michelin Stars restaurants, go to "tapas bar", go to a cheap restaurant or a luxurious restaurant, in San Sebastian you have a sort of things to choose We recommend you this restaurants Arzak: 3 Michelin stars 140-160€ La cuchara de San Telmo: excellent pintxos 5-10 € Martin Berasategui:
3 Michelin stars 131-218€ Bar goiz argui: tapas 10-15€ La Fabrica: basque 18-27€ Astelena: 22-46€ Hondarribia: castle of Charles V, fortified city, fishman neighbourghood Monte Urgull: It's an urban park in a privileged place, with attractive buildings and museums around Getaria: Island of Monte de San Antón (mouse-shaped island) Zarautz: Narros Palace, the Church of Santa María la Real, the houses-towers Torre luzea, the Portu or Makazaga, are just some of the jewelry that contains the old town Zumaia: one of the most visited coastal towns for the quality of its beaches and Zuloaga Museum Mutriku: Its port, built in the 13th century, is one of the oldest in the whole Basque Country beach of Santurraran, Churruca Square We hope you enjoy the trip! Have a nice journey!