La cultura

The Culture

The Culture. Lodge in the center of San Sebastian’s culture.

Popular Celebrations

The typical winter celebrations in San Sebastian are St. Thomas Fair, which is celebrated on December 21 in the Old Town, and San Sebastian Day with the drum parade on January 20. In summer, we have the Semana Grande in August and in September regattas, in La Concha Bay.

Drum parade
Drum parade in Donostia. Photo:Donostiakultura
festival-cine
The Kursaal congress center during the International film festival. Photo:Dario Garrido

Summer Festivals

In summer, San Sebastian has a cultural offer to suit everyone’s tastes. In July, we have Jazzaldia, the International Jazz Festival of San Sebastian. The Musical Fortnight follows it in August for lovers of classical music. Finally, in September, we enjoy Zinemaldia, the International Film Festival of San Sebastian.

The Kursaal Congress Centre is the heart of these three events.

Throughout the year

San Sebastian, which has been named European Capital of Culture 2016, has an extensive range of museums, cultural and Entertainment centers. Just one step from the hotel are the San Telmo Museum, the Victoria Eugenia Theatre, the Kursaal Congress Centre, the Principal Theater, Principe Cinemas, the Aquarium, the Naval Museum and the Shopping and Leisure Center La Bretxa.

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