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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Peter Jayne D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most Spanish cities have a cool old town. San Seb’s is steps from the sea and well worth exploring. There are plenty of Tapa Bars and some Top Notch Restaurants some of which are even Michelin rated. Bodegon Alejandro did the dinner trick for us...wow!

Thank papag611
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Old Town has a very high concentration of places to eat the famous pintxos, to savour Basque cuisine and to enjoy, as well as participate in the almost ritualistic promenade (paseo) of the "natives" especially before dinner time. An experience really enriching in all...More

Thank Ofelia G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 3 weeks touring Spain and Portugal and old town in San Sebastian was our favorite destination. The tapa bars were so colorful and it was hard to decide which pintxos to eat. The old town is a mix of souvenior shops, restaurants and...More

Thank wwjd1947
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area is just a dream, the architectural, the restaurants, food, drinks, ambiance, people. This place has it all. If you visit San Sebastian YOU HAVE to visit this place. I spend 2 days in San Sebastian and visit this place each night. I did...More

Thank Myra S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the first locations developed since roman times because of its great location as a natural port. It has always had this importance and was only displaced once the exterior port for Bilbao was constructed. Well worth taking the walk around with...More

Thank correaalberto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was there on a weekday late morning, looking for tapas! As with the usual tourist souvenirs shops, the traditional popular tapas shops is what I would look out for.

Thank Naturetravel9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic to walk around the old town of San sabastion, such a huge choice of bars, restaurants & small tapas bars, quality of food is fantastic, which the city is known for. Well worth a visit, its totally different to other parts of Spain.

Thank Leonard B
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

San Sebastián as a whole was a great experience. The streets are extremely clean, people are orderly and respectful and it seemed that everyone was having a good time. We never once saw any rowdy drunken people being lost or obnoxious. The pinxtos crowd seem...More

Thank Lobsterfearme
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Old Town San Sebastian really counts its history as starting (for the most part) post-1816 when the French and the forces allied against the French nearly burnt the entire place to the ground (people spared hardly any better). Some of the Basque feisty-ness in their...More

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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 Shaun C | 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