San Sebastian, Spain – located in Northern Spain in the Basque Country, marked by Belle Epoque style buildings reminiscing the era when the city was the official summer residence of the Spanish royal family, San Sebastian is Spain’s undisputed gastronomic capital, and the famous La Concha beach has the most perfect half-moon shape that nature could carve.
Today, we present some tips concerning gastronomy, art and culture in San Sebastian. We asked those, of course, who love living in the city, the Astoria7 Hotel’s personnel.
Known as a capital of gastronomy all over the world, tasting San Sebastian’s flavours is a must to discover the Basque Country and its cuisine. 16 Michelin stars shining brightly from San Sebastian’s sky shed light upon the kitchens from the wide variety of restaurants spread over the coast of Guipúzcoa.
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For good measure, Gourmets should not miss a Pintxos route along the Old Part of Donostia; a charming experience that will lead you to explore Haute Cuisine in miniature whilst living one of the city’s most popular traditions.
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Art & Culture
All fields of creativity are represented in San Sebastian, blended in a mixture of tradition and modernity. Eduardo Chillida’s sculptures mold sea waves at The Wind Comb, whilst Moneo’s Kursaal Convention Centre watches over the Zurriola Beach. Nearby, Victoria Eugenia Theatre provides cultural events as the city’s full range of Museums save Donostia’s best-kept secrets.
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Of course, our final special mention goes to the International Film Festival that takes place every year in September: the most cosmopolitan culture event in the city to which Astoria7 Hotel has decided to pay tribute with its unique decor dedicated to it.
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The iconic Astoria Cinema has been restructured to house San Sebastian’s first contemporary styled hotel, the Astoria7. The Hotel offers a unique decor and it’s themed around cinema. Each of the 102 guestrooms is dedicated to individual personalities, actors, actresses or movie directors, who have attended the San Sebastian International Film Festival ever since its very first edition in 1953. The owners of the Astoria7 are renowned film experts that were willing to pay homage to this cultural event which has had such a significant impact on the city of San Sebastian. Astoria7 has102 rooms: 10 singles, 76 doubles, 15 superior double rooms and 1 suite, all featuring the most common facilities offered by a deluxe hotel, including free WiFi. Astoria7 has also Meeting Rooms for up to 66 people and equipped with the latest technology.
The boutique Hotel Astoria 7 is situated on the corner of Avenida Sancho el Sabio, only 15 minutes walking distance from the main commercial and tourist attractions of the city. In order to reach La Concha Beach, all you need is a nice 1km walk and to the Kursaal Convention Center it is only 1,9 km. The closest airport to the hotel is the San Sebastian Airport located 19 km from the hotel. It is around 1km to the nearest train station and the bus station is just next to the hotel. – View Location Map.
|Category:||Avantgarde Superior [learn more]|
|Address:||SAGRADA FAMILIA, 1 (ESQUINA SANCHO EL SABIO), San Sebastian [view map]|
|Best Rate:||90 EUR [View Calendar]|
|Languages Spoken by Staff:||English, French, Spanish|
|Credit Cards Accepted:||MASTERCARD, VISA, AMEX, DINERS, MAESTRO|
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