San Sebastián, what a great stop over to end our tour of Spain.

San Sebastian, known as Donostia in Euskara, the language of the Basque Country….

Oh god another language to get our heads around !

As we discovered, food in the city of San Sebastian is far more than just something to survive on. 

In this corner of Spain, food and all it encompasses is life! , so we’ve pretty much eaten our way around Spain and this place may just top them all.

This is reason enough to visit San Sebastian, as it’s lovely to walk around a city that is this picturesque.

No matter what direction you look, there is either a beautiful building or great scenery to see!

So don’t pass by – we stopped off in a great little aire at €3.30 per night, (N43.30796 W2.01485.)

So here are some of our highlights in case you are planning a visit !

El Peine de Los Vientos

El Peine de Los Vientos, translated as the comb of the winds in English, is a series of sculptures at the base of Mount Igeldo. They are kind of strange looking and even stranger close up, as I didn’t realise how rusty they were!

El Peine de Los Vientos ~ ourleapoffaith motorhome in Dan Sebastián, Spain El Peine de Los Vientos ~ ourleapoffaith motorhome in Dan Sebastián, Spain

The three sculptures attached to the rocks are an interesting sight, as they look like little creatures hanging onto the rocks for dear life! 

El Peine de Los Vientos ~ ourleapoffaith motorhome in Dan Sebastián, Spain

La Concha Bay

La Concha Bay is one of the nicest beaches I’ve ever been to, never mind in Spain. The beach itself is great, even if I was visiting in February , it still looked great. What really makes La Concha special though, is the view across the Bay!

Life in a motorhome, La Concha Bay Spain

The views across La Concha are spectacular and are just one of the reasons that I feel San Sebastian is perhaps the most beautiful places in Spain! The rock outcrop in the middle of the bay and the hills either side frame the beach and make for an amazing setting!

Spain in January is motorhome heaven , La Concha Bay

Parte Vieja

Parte Vieja, which roughly translates as the Old Town in English, is one of the best places to visit in San Sebastian!

It’s very similar to many other old towns in Spain, in that the streets are quite narrow and the buildings are all squashed together with little space around.

Parte Vieja, which roughly translates as the Old Town

Parte Vieja is arguably the beating heart of San Sebastian.

Market stalls in Parte Vieja, which roughly translates as the Old Town ourleapoffaith visit San Sebastián

When I was walking around at lunchtime, the area was abuzz with activity. People walking to and from work, going to cafes to get their lunch.

When in Spain, tapas for lunch

There’s plenty of bars here if you fancy sampling the local cuisine as well as the beautiful architecture!

Monte Urgull

One of San Sebastian’s most famous landmarks is the statue of Christ on top of Monte Urgull that looks over the city.

One of San Sebastian’s most famous landmarks is the statue of Christ on top of Monte Urgull that looks over the city.

Looking up at San Sebastian’s Christ statue from below you don’t even realize there is a castle!  The Mota Castle, or Castillo de la Mota, has historical significance, some parts date back to the 12th century and it was conquered by Napoleon’s French Army.  

One of San Sebastian’s most famous landmarks is the statue of Christ on top of Monte Urgull that looks over the city.One of San Sebastian’s most famous landmarks is the statue of Christ on top of Monte Urgull that looks over the city.

So these are our favourite bits, but this place has so so much more that it’s now on the ‘must go back’ list .

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