Fireworks and the city of San Sebastian
San Sebastian or Donostia in Basque, is a city located in northern Spain, in the autonomous community of the Basque Country. It is one of the most beautiful cities in the country. It is known, among other things, for its parties, its beach and its cultural visits. A few kilometers away, lies the pretty seaside town of Biarritz.
Tourist attractions in San Sebastian
Below is a selection of the best things to see during your stay in San Sebastian.
The beach of La Concha
It is undoubtedly one of the most emblematic places in San Sebastian. It is an ideal place to take a fantastic walk by the sea. It offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the bay and the beautiful island of Santa Clara. Golden sand, deep crystal clear water, invigorating sun, it is a dream destination!
Enjoy the thrill of sports activities such as surfing and windsurfing. If you feel like it, read a good novel under your parasol.
It is a classic by the sculptor Eduardo Chillida, which is located at one end of Ondarreta beach. It is a wonderful combination of art and nature. This architectural work, which faces the sea, represents a meeting and relaxation point for the people of San Sebastian.
Old Town of San Sebastian
It is located between the port and the river Urumea, at the foot of Mount Urgull. This place traces the history of the Basque region and bears witness to its rich culture.
The Old City has many interesting historical sites, churches and museums. Visit San Telmo and the Aquarium. Don’t miss the Place de la Constitution. After your walk, take a break in a restaurant to taste one of the culinary specialties of the region.
Market of La Bretxa
It is a place not to be missed in the city of San Sebastian. It is located in the heart of the old quarter. Indeed, the excellence of the raw materials is one of the secrets of the delicious cuisine of the Basque Country. Browse the stalls, to smell the intoxicating scents of vegetables, fruits and flowers.
It is a popular festival, which takes place on the beach of Concha and its surroundings, during the Great Week of August 15. This date corresponds to the day of the Virgin.
Every year, during the fireworks competition, fireworkers come from all over the world in order to win a prize. The fireworks explode from above, and their magnificent colors embellish the sky of San Sebastian. Thus, they produce wonderful reflections on the sea! It’s a fabulous music and light show, which will undoubtedly be one of your best experiences!
In addition, traditional Basque Country gamesare played every year to provide a touch of entertainment for participants. In addition, horse races and rural Basque sports will enchant your visit. During the organized concerts and street parties, you will be immersed in beautiful emotions and you will become perfectly familiar with the atmosphere of the region. In front of this magic spectacle, eat a good artisanal ice cream, to your taste. Finally, this great celebration always ends with a pyromusical show.
San Sebastian will seduce you with the beauty of its sites and the Semana Grande. Live this unique experience to the fullest!