San Sebastián, Spain

San Sebastián is a coastal city and municipality located in the Basque Autonomous Community. It lies on the coast of the Bay of Biscay, 20 km from the French border and has a population of 186,409.

Going into the city of San Sebastián, view of a street.

Going into the city of San Sebastián, view of a street.

As San Sebastián is a port city of northeast Spain facing the Bay of Biscay, the city is a base of the distribution. So the main economic activities are commerce, tourism and fishery.

Had a room at Hotel Monte Igueldo standing on top of the hill.

Had a room at Hotel Monte Igueldo standing on top of the hill.

The town of San Sebastián spreads out along the shore of cove, Bahía de La Concha, between the hills of Monte Igeldo and Monte Uruguru.

The views from my hotel room are wonderful.

The views from my hotel room are wonderful.

Taking a little rest in the room, I went out for a walk the town of San Sebastián.

Parque de atracciones de Igeldo (Amusement Park Igeldo) next my hotel Monte Igeldo.

Parque de atracciones de Igeldo (Amusement Park Igeldo) next my hotel Monte Igeldo.

Map of San Sebastián

Map of San Sebastián

Information of San Sebastián

Information of San Sebastián

Went down the hill of Monte Igeldo, walked along the coastline, headed to the Old Town, I got to the Market Square first.

Scenery of San Sebastián; Going to the old town on foot.

Scenery of San Sebastián; On the way going to the old town on foot.

Market Square of San Sebastián

Pescaderia (fish market), Market Square at the old town in San Sebastián

Moved to the Constitution Square (Plaza de la Constitución) through back streets from the Market Square.

Streets to Plaza de la Constitución (Constitution Square)

Streets to Plaza de la Constitución (Constitution Square)

The Plaza de la Constitución (medieval quarter, 18th-century Baroque) of San Sebastián was constructed on the square built by Hércules Torrelli in 1723, destroyed by fire in 1813.

Plaza de la Constisucion (Square of the Constitucion)

Plaza de la Constisucion (Square of the Constitucion)

The original numbering of the balconies has been preserved, alluding to their use as boxes for distinguished guests during festive occasions such as bullfights.

San Vicente Church; Located in the Old Town, this church was erected between the 15th and 16th centuries.

Iglesia de San Vicente San Sebastián (St. Vicente Church)

Iglesia de San Vicente San Sebastián (St. Vicente Church)

San Vicente Church is the oldest in the city and one of the most typical San Sebastian churches.

St. Vicente of Zaragoza

St. Vicente of Zaragoza

St. Vicente of Zaragoza is a saint-martyr of Catholic and Orthodox Church.

Born in Huesca and lived in Zaragoza, he was martyred in the persecution of Christians Diocletian era in 304 years.

His feast day is January 22 in the Catholic, November 11 in the Orthodox. The saint is a patron saint of vintage and a vinegar brewer.

As he was honored at his birthplace and his reputation spread from Saragossa. In these area, his faith has become popular, especially on the path of pilgrim toward to Santiago de Compostela.

Flowers from the northern Spain.

Flowers from the northern Spain.

 

 

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