San Sebastián

This page contains some of our favorite pictures from our two week stay in San Sebastián in the heart of Basque Country on the northern coast of Spain. We particularly like this set of pictures and we decided it was because it combines scenery and city. We have decided to do a better job of mixing scenery oriented locations with city locations when we visit Europe next year.

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The Town Hall at Dusk

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Constitution Plaza. This plaza was once the bull fighting arena. Each door has a number above it and these little balconies were sold as seats to watch the bull fight. Even though you lived there, you had to watch over the head of the person who paid to sit on your balcony.

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Sunset

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These wrought iron railings and lights are the trademark of San Sebastián

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Buildings overlooking the beach and promenade

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Santa Clara Island in the center of the bay

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Mount Urgull from Santa Clara Island. Note all the sea gulls flying.

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The Cathedral at Night

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The park by the beach in front of city hall

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All the streets in the old town are pedestrian only and are always packed.

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One of the fortifications at the top of Mount Urgull

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San Sebastián from Mont Urgull. The beach is wide at low tide, but narrow at high tide.

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Flower decoration in front of cathedral on communion Sunday

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The Castle from the promenade

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Mount Urgull from the Castle

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A creative way to make a Euro tip – but is it politically correct?

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Wind Comb Sculpture at the far end of the Promenade. We were there when a storm was threatening and the waves were pounding against the rocks and splashing onto the walk.

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Rocks near the Wind Comb Sculpture

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Museo San Telmo

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Santa Maria Church

3 thoughts on “San Sebastián”

  1. Love your pictures of San Sebastian, espepially the ones taken at night. We missed out on sand sculptures-must have been too early in the beach season. Andrea

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