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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Charming old town. Go from bar to bar sampling the best pinxos in the world. Day or night is the place to be. Many places close for siesta.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LCV_12
Reviewed 1 week ago

The old town is the real heart of the city ,a small historic city ,full of charm and people .Parte Vieja has deep roots in the old district of fishermen .In my opinion the charisma of the old town lies in the old ,narrow labyrinth...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family spent a few hours in the old town and really enjoyed it. Lots of pastry shops and even more bars/restaurants. There are also lots of stores to visit. October was a perfect time to visit because it didn't feel crowded and the temperature...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank uresti2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La parte vieja of the city is where you will find all those marvelous pincho’s restaurants where your first problem is deciding what to eat from myriads types of pinchos. But it is also the place where you can have a very good lunch or...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mmo5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The old part of town is where most to the foodie action is. Lines of pedestrianised streets with ample bars and tapas (or pinxtos) bars. Go to the many where all the locals hang out, don't be put off by the crowds, muscle your way...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peter Jayne D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Most Spanish cities have a cool old town. San Seb’s is steps from the sea and well worth exploring. There are plenty of Tapa Bars and some Top Notch Restaurants some of which are even Michelin rated. Bodegon Alejandro did the dinner trick for us...wow!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank papag611
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Old Town has a very high concentration of places to eat the famous pintxos, to savour Basque cuisine and to enjoy, as well as participate in the almost ritualistic promenade (paseo) of the "natives" especially before dinner time. An experience really enriching in all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ofelia G
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We spent 3 weeks touring Spain and Portugal and old town in San Sebastian was our favorite destination. The tapa bars were so colorful and it was hard to decide which pintxos to eat. The old town is a mix of souvenior shops, restaurants and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank wwjd1947
Reviewed 5 November 2018

This area is just a dream, the architectural, the restaurants, food, drinks, ambiance, people. This place has it all. If you visit San Sebastian YOU HAVE to visit this place. I spend 2 days in San Sebastian and visit this place each night. I did...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Myra S
Reviewed 5 November 2018

This was one of the first locations developed since roman times because of its great location as a natural port. It has always had this importance and was only displaced once the exterior port for Bilbao was constructed. Well worth taking the walk around with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from RitaV1549 | Reviewed this property |
In a parking place near by. Getting your car parked is a another leage... Good luck!
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Response from 317shaunc | Reviewed this property |
I'd agree with Marylit20. We went to Petritegi. It was very good. The tour was excellent and there is a huge restaurant which is busy towards the end of the week and at weekends for lunch. Definitely worthwhile!
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Response from Cookie12123 |
As it has been stated by other people the small streets of San Sebastian are as safe as any other small street. Use your common sense, don't go flaunting about that you are a tourist. Respect your surroundings. You can get... More