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4.5/5Wonderful!(92 area reviews)
Wander along the charming streets of this district to see some of the oldest buildings in the city, famous landmarks, exceptional restaurants and green areas.
5/5Exceptional!(24 area reviews)
Piece together intriguing Basque stories from the museums and religious treasures and enjoy scenic views of headlands and islands in this historic neighborhood.
4.5/5Wonderful!(14 area reviews)
An area for the young and young-at-heart describes this active area. Carry a surfboard like many others or just enjoy the charged atmosphere in this part of Spain.
4.5/5Wonderful!(16 area reviews)
A beach, amusement park, nightlife, fine cuisine and quiet for sleeping are perfect factors for a family vacation. Stay in this Spanish neighborhood that has it all.
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Set on the edge of the Bay of Biscay on Spain’s Atlantic coast, the province of Gipuzkoa is characterized by miles of scenic coastline. Inland, the province offers beautiful scenery that moves from forests and mountains to pastures and rivers. Dotted throughout the landscape are beautiful towns and villages alongside major cities teeming with places of historical interest. Hike through green hills, tour centuries-old churches and roll out your towel on a beach in Gipuzkoa.
One of Gipuzkoa’s most popular beaches is the Playa La Concha in the centre of Donostia-San Sebastián. The coastal city is the capital of the province and is rich in history and cultural heritage, a feat that has been recognised with its designation as a European Capital of Culture in 2016. Tour the historic buildings of the old town that include the 16th-century Gothic San Vincente Church and the 18th-century Basilica of Santa Maria. Study exhibits that cover Basque society from prehistory to the present day when you visit the San Telmo Museum.
Take the funicular railway up Mount Igeldo for fantastic views of the city and the sea. At night, socialize in the nightspots in the Reyes Católicos neighbourhood and the district of Gros.
Head toward the interior of the province to explore its dramatic scenery. Hike and climb in the Aralar Natural Park, one of the most mountainous parts of the Basque Country. Go mountain biking in the Aiako Harria Natural Park. Study cave paintings that are thousands of years old when you venture into the Ekain Cave.
Move around the province to discover its wide range of attractions, including the Basque Iron Museum in Legazpi and the Shrine of Loyola in Azpeitia, dedicated to St. Ignatius, the founder of the Jesuit religious order.
Gipuzkoa is within easy reach of several international airports, including San Sebastián Airport and Bilbao Airport. Get around by rental car or by bus and train. Purchase a MUGI card for discounted travel on public transportation, and make the most of the province’s many cultural and natural treasures.