If I had to choose one word to describe San Sebastian I would have to go with stunning. There are many things you must do in San Sebastian.
One of the things that you need to do in San Sebastian is hike Mount Urgull. The top of the mountain can be reached in two ways. One is by walking past the aquarium. You should be following the castle signs as the Jesus statue is located on top of an old castle.
Jesus from atop the hill.
The alternative is to take the stairs next to the San Telmo Museoa. What we ended up doing was starting at the aquariam and finishing at the San Telmo Museoa. This your best bet because you will be able to catch a variety of different view points. Trying to actually selfie with the Jesus statue results in very unflattering angles but you can definitely try it out. Taking the exit towards the museum gives a viewpoint of Zurriola Surf Beach; however, it was not particularly wavy during our visit.
Zurriola Surf Beach from the Museum exit. Does life get any better?
Near the Zurriola Surf Beach you can board either a little red train tour or a hop on hop off bus.
We opted for the small red train as it only cost 5 euro. This has no stops but does provide an audio tour lasting about a half an hour of San Sebastian. We liked the opportunity to see more of the city.
The view from atop Mount Igueldo. The larger mountain behind us is Mount Urgull.
Another mountain that you must visit in San Sebastian is Mount Igueldo.
Whereas Mount Urgull involves a hike, this gem can be reached by taking a funicular up the mountain. The funicular is a little hard to spot but it is essentially a cable car that you take you up to unbelievable viewpoints of the entire city. For only a few euro it was well worth it. There is a little café up here if you are a sucker for a meal with a view, which I am.
I’ll take my morning coffee with a view any day.
Finally, the tapas of San Sebastian make this a must see for any trip to Spain.
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