Discover San Sebastián with TANDEM
A great cultural experience
San Sebastian is a city that creates an impact on account of its beauty and lifestyle. It offers extraordinary landscapes in the city centre itself: three beaches and three mountains, the contrast between the Atlantic Sea and the Pyrenees. The bay of la Concha, which lies in the heart of the city, is a magnet for sun seekers while surfers show off their skills on Zurriola Beach.
Capital of the province of Gipuzkoa and 2016 also the European Capital of cultural and tourist centre of the Basque Country, this city of 185.000 inhabitants seduces everyone because of its own atmosphere, due to its architecture, the universit and the lively streets: a combination of modernity and tradition.
Beyond the concept of sun and sand, through the year the city offers a varied program of exhibitions, concerts, popular fiestas, sports and international events: San Sebastian’s day in January, Dance in May, Jazz Festival in July, big week festival in August and the International Film Festival in September.
Film Festival: www.sansebastianfestival.com
San Sebastián is the Spanish Gastronomic Mecca with 16 stars in the Michelin Guide. But not only to enjoy in restaurants also the bars are renowned for their pintxos - an original form of tapas-, accompanied by txakoli, a local white wine or the famous red Rioja wines.
And a short distance away: surf in Biarritz and Mundaka, hiking in the Pyrenees, the Pilgrim's Route to Santiago, the wine cellars of La Rioja and the avant-garde Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.
Tourist office: www.sansebastianturismo.com
STM San Telmo Museum: www.santelmomuseoa.com