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Subida Al Castillo, San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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All reviews worth the climb free museum small museum easy hike nice hike statue of christ old fortress great view of the city steep walk great exercise take your time worth the effort san telmo sunny day couple of hours la concha beach castle
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was great to get out of the town for an hour or two, and walk up here to get some great views of the city. There are a few different routes up and the views at the top are worth it, as is the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Graydon W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a nice hike to the top in the winter but be advised that the museum at the top is closed in winter. The bar indicated on all of the signs is also closed in winter.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank R8der
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We walked from old town to Monte Urgull and took the lift to the top. What a great view of San Sebastian. There are several viewing points to take great pictures. There is also a small amusement park but it was closed when we visited....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank wwjd1947
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

It was a bleak day which made the walk up this hill invigorating! No overheating here on what was a 5-10C day. Stormy conditions made for big waves, a spectacular sight crashing on to the seawall and nearby island. The museum at the top is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank 132kevinp
Reviewed 5 November 2018

An easy hike to the top. I think there are many routes. We went at sunrise and had the place to ourselves. Great views. Sunset would be good too.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Donnagf
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Originally this was a small walled and coveted port city. This was one of the two mountain areas which the local kings used to expand and protect their city from invasion and thereby protect the port activity also. The mountain offer paths and attractions such...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank correaalberto
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

A hike on a paved path, steep at points, but with great views. Immediately upon entering in the castle at the top of the hill, go to the second floor to get a ticket with a waiting time in order to go to the very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank CaneelD
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Its worth walking around and seeing the nice sculptures and views of the bay. Didn't go to the top but the view looks good

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RoBertie
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Be prepared for a walk - uphill and down and sometimes with steps. Not immediately obvious how to find the path up - from either side. Best to go to the aquarium and take the lift up and go from there.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank David A
Reviewed 26 October 2018

We walked here from the town centre and followed the paths up to the first of the ramparts for a view over the east beach Followed the path and found a shooting gallery from the spanish american war Continuing on got to the English cemetery...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Najwa K
8 July 2016|
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Response from JandR711 | Reviewed this property |
Some public parking nearby but not at base of path. You can drive to the top but takes away from the experience.
3 April 2016|
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Response from Helen H | Reviewed this property |
Think the Street where you board the bus is Salamanca by the river