Spain Travel: Soaking up San Sebastian

Travel Associate

The Basque city of San Sebastián is this year’s European Capital of Culture – a title it is sharing with Wrocław in Poland – and there is an almost palpable excitement in the air.

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The city has already had plenty of practice in organizing international events: its film, jazz and classical music festivals date back to 1957, 1966, and 1939 respectively, and the Cultural Capital’s organizers are confident Donostia, as it is known in the Basque language, will more than live up to its reputation for excellence, leaving behind a legacy for future generations.

San Sebastián 2016 director Pablo Berástegui highlights the importance of that cultural legacy, saying the city has avoided spending huge amounts of money on new infrastructure, preferring instead to use its budget on local talent, as well as restoring existing buildings, such as the refurbished fire station that is currently his project’s headquarters, as well as…

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