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- Posted: Friday, October 30, 2009
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Things to do in San Sebastian for free
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San Sebastian is a beautiful beach town in Northern Spain’s Basque country. Welcoming with a laid-back feel, San Sebastian is home to over 183,000 people. Divided into a selection of unique neighbourhoods including Parte Vieja, Gros and Centro, San Sebastian is filled with attractions including the Aquarium, Monte Igueldo and many more. If you’re trying to keep your costs down, you’ll also find some great things to do for free in San Sebastian. Here, we’ve compiled a list of five of the free attractions we recommend you check out while visiting this great town.
Playa de La Concha
San Sebastian’s main beach area, Playa de La Concha is a favourite with large numbers of both locals and visitors. People come here to lay out on the sand, go for a stroll or have a swim in the Bahia de La Concha. Kayakerscan also be seen in the bay, and from the beach you’ll get great views of both Monte Igueldo and Monte Urgull.
Peine De Los Vientos
You’ll find this cool collection of sculptures at the end of Paseo Eduardo Chillida at the foot of Monte Igueldo. The sculptures, also known asthe Wind Comb, were created by Eduardo Chillida, a famous local artist, in 1977. Lots of people sit close to the sculptures on the steps or sea walls to checkout the view of the Peine De Los Vientos and the sea beyond.
Plaza de Gipuzkoa
Here in this square, which is one of San Sebastian’s most beautiful, you can go for a stroll past the pretty flowerbeds, stop to watch the ducks in their pond, and have a rest on one of the many benches scattered around. You’ll also find a really cool hedge clock and a meteorological and astronomical monument at the centre of the park.
Parque de Alderdi-Eder
Most notably, this park is home to a kitschy old carousel which still runs in the park’s well-loved playground area. Situated beside the Town Hall, Parquede Alderdi-Eder looks out on La Concha Beach and boasts great views of the bay and the peaks book-ending it.
Buen Pastor Cathedral
Inside this impressive cathedral, you’ll see various pieces of religious art, along with colourful stained glass windows and more. The exterior is also extremely impressive, what with its towering spire standingaround 75 metres talls. Open Mon-Sat 8.30am-12.30pm & 5pm-8pm,Sundays during mass.
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