There is no dearth of places to visit in San Sebastian Spain. Whether you are traveling with friends, family or sweetheart, there are a number of places of interest in this beautiful Spanish city, which cater to diverse penchants of different tourists. One of the most popular San Sebastian tourist attractions that you should include in your itinerary is the city aquarium that is home to some fearsome sharks and has theatre screen-sized exhibits of marine life and coral reefs. If that is not enough to captivate you, wait until you see the fluoro jellyfish or take a tour of the recently opened maritime museum section. However, make sure that you have at least 2 hours in hand for a leisurely tour of the entire aquarium.
Museum hoppers can head to Museo de San Telmo in San Sebastian Spain to admire the works of art displayed in this 16th century chapel that once served as a monastery. Art lovers can feast their eyes on the Renaissance and Baroque paintings displayed at this museum and get to learn a lot about the technique of Basque painters. The chapel in itself is a place of interest for architecture enthusiasts who are as riveted by its construction as by the frescoes by José María Sert that adorn the walls of the chapel and chronicle the story of Basque art and artisans.
However, if you are an outdoor lover, you can explore the many natural sights and sounds of San Sebastian Spain including Playa de la Concha – a happening beach located at a few minutes driving distance from the outskirts of the city. This beach is a hot spot for various water sports including surfing and is connected with other beaches through a series of promenades. You can enjoy sun bathing at this beach or play a round of beach volleyball and make some new friends in the process.
Another outdoor attraction that draws huge crowds in San Sebastian Spain is Monte Igueldo that is located to the west of city harbor. More of a big hill, there is an amusement park located at the top of this mountain that you can reach by taking a train to the top. There is another mountain located to the east of the harbor – Monte Urgull that has a rustic hiking trail and is mostly frequented by hikers and amateur photographers for getting some great shots. Your trip to San Sebastian in Spain will remain incomplete without visiting all the places mentioned above.