San Sebastian-Donostia


The group formed by the beaches of Ondarreta and La Concha , with the Island of Santa Clara that rises in the middle of the bay, is one of the most identifiable images of the city. The third beach in the city, the Zurriola , located next to the Kursaal Conference Center , is known internationally for the advantages it offers for surfing .

Donostia / San Sebastián is the administrative capital of Gipuzkoa, one of the three territories that make up the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country. It is located in the northeast of the Iberian Peninsula, 30 kilometers from the French border. In fact, the Donostia-Bayonne cross-border axis forms an important pole of social, economic and tourist development in the southeast of the European Union (EU).

Coin:Euro, currency commonly used throughout the European Union.
Official languages:Euskera and Castilian
Weather:Temperate type, characterized by the mildness of its temperatures, high humidity, frequent cloudiness and abundant rainfall distributed regularly throughout the year. The coldest month is always January, with average temperatures of 7.9 ° C, while the warmest month is August, with average temperatures of around 20 ° C.

Donostia / San Sebastián is a medium-sized city, with 185,000 inhabitants. It is a tertiary, tourist, eminently commercial, services and congress city. During the last years, Donostia / San Sebastián has been at the forefront of European cities that base their development on an integral support towards science, technology, sustainable development and culture. His appointment as European Capital of Culture in 2016 confirms this decided bet of the city

Its strategic location and the huge number of infrastructures it has managed to turn Donostia / San Sebastián into a place of easy access, connected through all kinds of transport with the rest of the world. Choose the one that best suits you, start your trip!

By Plane

In a radius of little more than 100 kms. around Donostia / San Sebastián has 3 airports, 2 of them international.  Donostia / San Sebastián has an airport 20 kilometers from the city center, from which connections with Madrid and Barcelona are offered.
100km away is the Bilbao airport, connected to all of Europe, and 40km to Biarritz, where French and international and low-cost companies operate.


By Car

Getting to Donostia / San Sebastián by car is very simple. The city is connected to the Spanish and French states through the national highway A-1 (Madrid-Irún), the AP-8 (Bilbao-Irún) and A-63 (Paris-Irún) highways and the AP-15 highway (Pamplona-San Sebastián). Do not forget your driver’s license, in Spain it is mandatory to carry your driving license.

Another convenient and comfortable way to get to the city is by parking your car in the free parking lot of the Ficoba de Irún Exhibition Center and take the train from Euskotren to the center of San Sebastián. (40 minutes journey).

Once in Donostia / San Sebastián, you have more than 6000 parking spaces in different parts of the city.

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