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THIS IS MY DONOSTI
Welcome to my Donosti!
At TRYP San Sebastián we suggest some of the prettiest walks you can take here in Donosti!
What better way to enjoy the city than taking a walk. Here I recommend different tours which you will no doubt enjoy, as long as it’s not raining!
We start the walk in the east end of the city, in Sagüés, right at the end of Zurriola beach and we will walk to Urumea, passing through Kursaal. Instead of going into the centre, we will go round the Monte Urgull along Paseo Nuevo, until we reach the port. From here we will go to Alberdi Eder park passing by the Town Hall and the Nautical Club. La Concha opens up in front of us and this is the last part of the walk. Walk along the beachfront and we will reach Ondarreta passing under the Palacio de Miramar. Continue walking along the residential area of Antiguo until you reach the foot of Igueldo, where we will finish our walk by the famous “Los Peines del Viento” sculpture by Chillida. I wholly recommend having something to drink at the Bar Branka which is just next to the sculpture.
We start this walk at Kursaal and the modernist bridge that shares the same name. We will go in a zig-zag, starting at the Paseo de la República Argentina, with the Victoria Eugenia Theatre and the Maria Cristina hotel until we reach the Santa Catalina bridge. This bridge is made of stone and looks medieval. We can cross it and continue walking on the other side turning right, until the Paseo de Francia. With its stately mansions, this is one of the most romantic parts of the city. Now we reach the last bridge of this tour: the María Cristina. With the four obelisks which stand at the ends, this is a copy of the Alexander III bridge in Paris. If we cross it, we arrive at Plaza de Bilbao where we can stop and have a cold drink in one of its terrace bars.
FOR THE MORE ADVENTUROUS
We start our tour at “La Perla”, right in the middle of the Playa de la Concha. Here are there are two choices: Go to Los Peines del Viento or towards the Paseo Nuevo. In both cases, take raincoats (but forget using umbrellas, they will be blown inside out).
The most fun is Los Peines del Viento. When there are waves, there is a spot where the water shoots out of the rock like a geyser. Very important: don’t stand on the hole where the water comes out!
However, if we choose the Paseo Nuevo, be prepared to get very wet as here the waves crash over us.
After the walk, I recommend having a hot chocolate and some churritos.