San Sebastián is a vibrant historical city on the northern coast of Spain and very close to France. But why is it so different than France? I couldn’t begin to answer but believe me it is!
We stayed at our tiniest apartment yet but it was one of our favorites. We were at day 48 of our trip and a bit tired of driving to our destinations every day, so we parked the car and left it four days as we explored this city.
Our apartment was overlooking one of their beaches. The surfers beach! A surfing school had large groups of wet suit clad surfers there daily. It was early May but jacket weather. The simplicity of this apartment made it so easy. The only problem was the scaffolding around our windows. But we still appreciated our view and where we were
This visit was mostly about walking the streets of the old city, enjoying the views of the sea and of course the food which was amazing!
Here are some views of the Old City and the sea
Surfers walk barefoot through the streets to the beach
A protest march on the Spanish Labor Day May 1
San Telmo Museoa: A wonderful ethnographic museum
Historical head pieces
We strolled the old city for pintxos bars during the day. Pintxos are small plates of food. Each plate is inexpensive but they add up! Here is a typical street filled with bars
This traditional pouring of the new white wine is a sparkling treat!
The menus are posted outside and the variety is huge. Cold and hot pintxos, some on display for you to help yourself, others need to be ordered. Here are some bar and food scenes and also some bakery items!
And of course the farm market! Fresh produce and salted fish!
Our stay in San Sebastián was all pleasure. Early May was popular but not as crowded as the summer season. I would love to spend more time here!!