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Beaches: feel the breeze of the Cantabrian Sea

Hotel Parma | San Sebastián

In front of the sea

The hotel is located at the top of Paseo Nuevo, between the two bays of San Sebastián: Zurriola and La Concha, separated by the river Urumea and the Old Town.

Hotel Parma | San Sebastián

Zurriola Beach

San Sebastián’s most popular beach is just a 2-minute walk from the hotel. Open to the sea, it has become a reference for surfers. In 2012, National Geographic rated San Sebastián as one of the 20 best urban destinations in the world for surfing.

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Playa de la Concha

La Concha is San Sebastián’s classic beach, just 5 minutes from the hotel. It’s one of the most famous urban beaches in the world, partly thanks to the island of Santa Clara located in the centre of the bay. TripAdvisor rated it as the best beach in Europe and the sixth best beach in the world in 2017. Alongside Ondarreta beach, it’s the best place for swimming in the whole city.

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Discovering the Old Town

Gastronomy

The Old Town, or Parte Vieja as it’s known, of San Sebastián is the heart of the pintxo bars, known around the world as one of the best miniature expressions of haute cuisine. If you love fine cuisine, you can find many restaurants in the area, many of which bearing Michelin stars.

The old walled city is today a place where locals and visitors hop from bar to bar in what is a unique gastronomic route in the world thanks to its quality.

Mount Urgull

What used to be an old military fortress is today a beautiful strolling spot from where you can enjoy the best views of the city. On the top of the hill is La Mota Castle, home of Casa de la Historia, a museum that offers visitors the chance to discover the history of San Sebastián.

Stay in the heart of San Sebastián’s culture

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Local festivals

San Sebastián’s traditional winter festivals are Feria de Santo Tomás, on December 21st in the Old Town; and San Sebastián Day and its tamborrada, a large concentration of drummers, which takes place on January 20th. In summer, there’s Semana Grande in August and the fishing-boat races in September, organised in the Bay of La Concha.

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Summer festivals

Summer in San Sebastián brings a cultural offer for all tastes. In July there is Jazzaldía, San Sebastián’s International Jazz Festival. Following it in August is Quincena Musical for all classical music lovers and Zinemaldia, San Sebastián’s International Film Festival, takes place in September.

The Kursaal Auditorium, located just 100 yards from the hotel, is the main venue for all of these events.

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Throughout the year

San Sebastián, European Capital of Culture 2016, has a wide range of museums and cultural and leisure centres. Near the hotel you can find the San Telmo Museum, Teatro Victoria Eugenia, the Kursaal Auditorium, Teatro Principal, Príncipe cinemas, the Aquarium, the Naval Museum and La Bretxa shopping and leisure centre.

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