San Sebastian is a city located picturesquely on the northern coast of Spain, in the Basque Country. It is its cultural capital with one of the most famous film festivals in the world, as well as the famous, though exclusive holiday resort.
The coast has a very developed coastline here, which creates numerous bays and headlands. There is one of the most beautiful beaches of northern Spain, La Concha. Around the city you can also take advantage of several other beaches. They are popular not only in summer, but also in winter. Then crowds of surfers come here who use the favorable winds and high waves. San Sebastian is also popular with lovers of good cuisine. The local restaurants win prizes in international competitions and are recognized in culinary guides.
The buildings of the center of San Sebastian come mainly from the 16th and 17th centuries. But you can also find places with an older pedigree. The main square of the Old Town, Konstytucji Square, is built up with characteristic houses with lots of balconies. It is a remnant of medieval times, when bullfights took place here, and the balconies served as an audience. In the streets of the Old Town, it is worth paying attention to the baroque basilica of Santa María del Coro and numerous palaces that are most often a mixture of ornaments and elements from different periods.
On the edge of the city, on a small promontory, rises the Urgull Hill. It is covered with a park with numerous walking paths. At its top are the ruins of the thirteenth-century fortress Castillo de Santa Cruz de la Mota, on which former cannons were placed. By the sea, you can see outdoor sculptures by Eduardo Chillida Juantegui, one of the most outstanding contemporary Spanish artists.