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What do you think about San Sebastián ?

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1. Posted by papatya01 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!


I would like to go to San Sebastián alone in October, do you think that it is worth to visit there? I will go there from Madrid by bus and as you know it will take around 6 hours. I am planning to stay there 3-4 days, will it be too much spending more than 2 days there?

Could you please help me about this trip? Is there any cheap and safety hotel that you have already stayed? or the places where I should visit? and the last thing in October it will be possible to swim there ;)

Muchas Gracias:)

2. Posted by laurim (Respected Member 260 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

San Sebastian is a nice town. I spent a couple days there and unfortunately it was overcast and rainy the day that I was intending to go to the beach. Without the beach, there's some nice walks to be had and definitely eat a lot of pinxtos (basque tapas) at a lot of bars. I stayed at Olga's Place and it was fine, nothing fancy and a good price. But it would be a better location for a beach-focused stop. If beaches are out, I would get a hotel on the other side of the river where the main train station is because that's where the gathering places for people enjoying the evening are. I'd say two days are enough.

3. Posted by africauntamed (Budding Member 5 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

The Basque cuisine is famous within Spain and many believe it is the Basque Country where you can find the best food. Much of this fame comes from San Sebastian and its bars and restaurants. Although tapas were invented in Andalucia they became perfected in San Sebastian and a walk through the old town before lunch time with its many bars shows why. Each bar is bursting with tapas and they look very delicate. Tapas are generally enjoyed together with a glass of wine or a small beer, and the Spanish tradition suggests to have one tapa and a wine in one bar and move on to the next bar.