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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The old town is a great place to walk around and get small bites (pintxos) from small cases too many to count. The food is exceptional at nearly all of the places, and it is fun rustling to get orders in. Our favorite dinners were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jayandmaryann1988
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The little Gothic alleyways, the colorful spreads of Pintxos in almost every bar, the friendly people. I could wander around this area for days. The nighttime gives you a whole different experience. I really recommend you go both in the day AND at night -...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great place to visit around the narrow streets of Parte Vieja. Decent coffee shops, bars and restaurants, selling many varieties of well known Pinchos. Good vibes and cracking atmosphere whether day or night.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ScottyG81
Reviewed 19 December 2018

If you like to try samples of the tastiest food on the planet with a vino or beer, then move on and do it all again, there is no better place ever than Parte Vieja, a warren of excellent eateries and the crowds eating along...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bellfield12
Reviewed 13 December 2018

San Sebastian feels like a visit to your family - except the entire town is your family. The Basque are internationally recognised for their hospitality, and this city certainly shows why. The Parte Vieja of San Seb is the most popular part of town with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank C9216RKmarkh
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

Charming old town. Go from bar to bar sampling the best pinxos in the world. Day or night is the place to be. Many places close for siesta.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank LCV_12
Reviewed 5 December 2018

The old town is the real heart of the city ,a small historic city ,full of charm and people .Parte Vieja has deep roots in the old district of fishermen .In my opinion the charisma of the old town lies in the old ,narrow labyrinth...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank mireille b
Reviewed 2 December 2018

Our family spent a few hours in the old town and really enjoyed it. Lots of pastry shops and even more bars/restaurants. There are also lots of stores to visit. October was a perfect time to visit because it didn't feel crowded and the temperature...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank uresti2018
Reviewed 28 November 2018

La parte vieja of the city is where you will find all those marvelous pincho’s restaurants where your first problem is deciding what to eat from myriads types of pinchos. But it is also the place where you can have a very good lunch or...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mmo5
Reviewed 14 November 2018

The old part of town is where most to the foodie action is. Lines of pedestrianised streets with ample bars and tapas (or pinxtos) bars. Go to the many where all the locals hang out, don't be put off by the crowds, muscle your way...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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In a parking place near by. Getting your car parked is a another leage... Good luck!
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Response from 317shaunc | Reviewed this property |
I'd agree with Marylit20. We went to Petritegi. It was very good. The tour was excellent and there is a huge restaurant which is busy towards the end of the week and at weekends for lunch. Definitely worthwhile!
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Response from Cookie12123 |
As it has been stated by other people the small streets of San Sebastian are as safe as any other small street. Use your common sense, don't go flaunting about that you are a tourist. Respect your surroundings. You can get... More