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San Sebastián, Spain

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A Vintage fairground from times gone by Faro del Monte Igueldo
Lighthouse
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Overlooking the Comb of the Wind is Mount Igeldo, whose peak can be reached by a road that winds up between farmhouses and the sea or via a funicular railway. From the top, you can enjoy spectacular views over the city and the Basque coast towards France. Perched on the mountain is an old wood-fired lighthouse, El Torreón sits on the side of Monte Igeldo that faces out towards the high sea.

The gastronomic heart of San Sebastian Mercado de la Bretxa
Market
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Although the secret to San Sebastián’s typical mouth-watering cuisine is the loving care and knowhow that goes into it, the biggest secret lies in the quality of the raw materials used. Gipuzkoa is very well known for its quality produce and the delight taken in good eating: traditional markets and fairs, delicatessen stores and denominations of origin are but a sample of this. In San Sebastian, people live their lives out on the street, and an important part of everyday life is shopping for food. The Bretxa Market, with its fish, charcuterie, fruit & veg, health foods, bakery, pickle stalls and bar, has been the city's most important food hub since 1873. Locals and tourists find excellent quality produce at the market's 46 different stalls. Tradition meets contemporary at this social and culinary shrine.

The heart of San Sebastian Parte Vieja
District
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Despite its name, it's actually not the oldest part of the city (that honor belongs to Antiguo), but it is the most lively. Parte Vieja's pedestrian-friendly streets are flanked by centuries-old buildings that house a plethora of restaurants, shops and bars. It's considered the best nightlife spot in San Sebastian, as well as the best place to grab pintxos (the local term for light bites, similar to tapas). These two tend to coincide among locals, who begin their nights out pintxos barhopping.

Watching over San Sebastián Urgull
Hiking
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Urgull (Gascon etymology for 'pride') is a hill by the ocean sitting at the heart of the Basque city of San Sebastián. The hill (123 m at its highest point) shapes along with Mount Ulia and Igeldo the city's coastline relief, standing at the northern end of a peninsula formerly linked to mainland by a spit of sand between the river Urumea and the Bay of La Concha (nowadays a built-up area making up the city centre).

A little jewel off the coast Isla de Santa Clara
Isle
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Santa Clara Island (Spanish: Isla Santa Clara) is a tiny, uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Robinson Crusoe Island in a group of islands known as the Juan Fernández Islands. The island is of volcanic origin and is approximately 1 km (0.6 mi) long and 0.6 km (0.4 mi) wide. The island group is politically part of the South American country Chile, and is administratively assigned to the Region of Valparaíso.

If you want to see San Sebastián and its Bay of the Shell from a unique viewpoint Parque de Atracciones Monte Igueldo
Amusement park
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The Monte Igueldo Amusement Park is a place of fun and enjoyment for Young and adults. A total of 20 attractions in which you can taste all kinds of sensations, there is something for everyone. Feel the emotion the Swiss Mountain has offered to many generations before, get lost in the Great Labyrinth or compete with the family in the skill games of “baserris”. From those marvelous heights, where you can also appreciate the beauty of San Sebastian, is a place to enjoy games and roller coaster, that besides giving you an adrenaline rush, lets you enjoy dream landscapes.

Spanish Surfing Paradise Zurriola Beach
Beach
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The Zurriola, taken mainly by youngsters and surf-lovers, and the little stretch of sand on Santa Clara Island round off the beaches in the group organized under in a single environmental management system and offer swimmers a full range of services. Waves, surf and youngsters. These are the main components of the Zurriola Beach, the liveliest beach and the one most popular with surfers in San Sebastián. Located in the district of Gros, between the Kursaal ‘cubes’ and Monte Ulía, ever since it was remodeled in the mid-90s, the Zurriola Beach has been a favorite destination with surfers and youngsters the world over. On the Zurriola you can find surf courses and championships, volleyball, football matches or people playing beach-tennis.

Where Steel and Rock meet The Comb of the Wind
Sculpture
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The Comb of the Wind (Basque: Haizearen orrazia XV, Spanish: Peine del Viento XV) is a collection of three sculptures by Eduardo Chillida arranged as an architectural work by the Basque architect Luis Peña Ganchegui. For both, this is one of their most important and well-known works. The Comb of the Wind is located at the western end of La Concha Bay, at the end of Ondarreta beach, in the municipality of San Sebastián, in the province of Guipúzcoa, in the Basque Country of Spain. It is made up of three of Chillida’s monumental steel sculptures, weighing 10 tons each, embedded in natural rocks rising from the Cantabrian Sea. The work was completed in 1976. In addition to the sculptures, a viewing area was created on the nearby coast that includes wave-driven outlets for air and water.

Amazing Urban Beach Beach of La Concha
Beach
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The Beach of La Concha is a beach in the Bay of La Concha (Shell, in Spanish, due to its shape) in San Sebastián (Basque Country). It is one of the most famous urban beaches in Europe. It is a sandy beach and shallow substrate, in which the tide fluctuation affects greatly the area available for use. It can be considered an urban beach in widespread use.

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