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San Sebastian with Kids

San Sebastian with Kids

San Sebastian or Donosti as it known by the locals has to be the most picturesque Basque city, nestled on the bay of Vizcaya and surrounded by lush rolling hills it is the perfect place to relax and unwind. There are many things to enjoy in San Sebastian such as enjoying the cities various monuments and museums and not forgetting the absolute pleasure of walking the old quarter enjoying Spain’s best pintxos. more ...

Famous restaurants in San Sebastian

Famous restaurants in San Sebastian

People don’t tend to answer back to the statement that Basque cuisine is some of the finest in the world. For those of you we see lifting a sceptical eyebrow, we’d like to point out that of the 50 best restaurants in the world, three are currently found in the Basque Country. more ...

San Sebastian International Film Festival 2012

San Sebastian International Film Festival 2012

In a few days time, San Sebastian will be spreading out the red carpet in order to welcome in the San Sebastian International Film Festival 2012. This year, this event will celebrate its 60th birthday, but it’s very far from retirement, and wants to show its youngest, most dynamic face. So now you know, from the 21st to the 29th of September, leave the popcorn at home, and prepare your best finery so you can blend in with the screen and discover the best of current cinema. more ...

Aste Nagusia (the “Semana Grande”, or “Big Week”) in San Sebastián 2012

Aste Nagusia (the “Semana Grande”, or “Big Week”) in San Sebastián 2012

The Big Week in Donostia is part of the Spanish tradition of the fiesta mayor – a riotous, yet family-friendly once-a-year celebration of the whole town, city or village, normally held in summer. With the cultural credentials that San Sebastián maintains, this Basque city’s annual party has never failed to be anything less than an eye-opening, jaw-dropping success. more ...

Bruce Springsteen tour 2012

Bruce Springsteen tour 2012

This weekend tickets for several Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band concerts went on sale. The musicians are on their 2012 European tour and madness has broken out! more ...

Get ready for the San Sebastian Film Festival

Get ready for the San Sebastian Film Festival

Not long now! It is not long now before the San Sebastian Film Festival kicks off, the biggest film contest in Spain. Combining high quality international cinema with independent films focusing particularly on Spanish and Latin-American productions, this prestigious festival becomes more popular every year. more ...

Apartment of the week in San Sebastian, French House

Apartment of the week in San Sebastian, French House

San Sebastian has been chosen several times for being the best place to go on holiday in the summer. The romantic beauty of its buildings, its elegant beaches with sparkling waters surrounded by green mountains, its pleasant climate and animated cultural life style, has attracted thousands of visitors for years. more ...

To the beat of Jazz in San Sebastian

To the beat of Jazz in San Sebastian

Of the three major jazz festivals taking place this July in the Basque country, the one celebrated in San Sebastian is by the far the most famous and most prestigious in Spain. With more than 40 editions of the event now under their belt (the first edition was in 1966), the festival has always been open to all styles and trends within the genre, converting it into a reflection of the history of modern jazz. All the main jazz figures of the last decades have performed in San Sebastian. more ...

Confirmed dates for Bon Jovi in San Sebastian and Barcelona

Confirmed dates for Bon Jovi in San Sebastian and Barcelona

Place, Montjuïc Luis Companys Olympic Stadium, time, 18:00, the 27th of July 2011 as the confirmed concert date....What are we talking about? Nothing more and nothing less than the Bon Jovi concert in Barcelona, that as mentioned previously will be taking place this summer in the Catalan capital. more ...

Night life in San Sebastian

Night life in San Sebastian

San Sebastian is one of the most beautiful and attractive cities in the north of Spain, thanks to its excellent gastronomy, architecture, and coasts, ands above all for its incredible beach, Playa de la Concha. For all these reasons and more, San Sebastian is definitely worth a visit and although it is more famous for being a bourgeoisie city, there are numerous bars and pubs lining their narrow streets that make it an ideal place for enjoying the very lively night life there. more ...

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