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The European Capital of Culture in 2016.

The capital of Gipuzkoa, San Sebastián, also known as Donostia, is one of Spain’s most beautiful cities. It may be small, but somehow, it manages to attract thousands of visitors each day, being one of the most popular tourist destinations in Spain. It may be the Basque way of life that makes Donostia so popular, or maybe it is in the world-class attractions. Discover this city at your own pace, and see why it was named the European Capital of Culture in 2016.

Parade at Basque Week.of Wikipedia. / CC BY-SA 3.0

Basque Week

Basque Week

Decades of traditions

Decades of traditions Editors' Note

Taking part at the beginning of September, Basque Week is a traditional festival in San Sebastian, enlivening the streets of the city.

The traditional improvising poets take over the streets, young and old play Basque pelota games, and the cider tasting will make everybody’s days sweeter. This is how the Basque spend their Basque Week.

Basque Week
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