Passion for Vermouth – Interview with Marti and Maite
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Passion for Vermouth – Interview with Marti and Maite

Today we leave an interview with Maite Roso and Marti Kilpatrick, founders of The International Society of the Preservation and Enjoyment of Vermouth (Vermuteke) in San Sebastián. What is the role of vermut in Spanish culture? Vermouth has a long tradition in Spanish culture. It’s strongest in Madrid and Cataluña, where every Sunday families would…

Eme Be Garrote Restaurant
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Eme Be Garrote Restaurant

Eme be Garrote is the name of the new Martín Berasategui restaurant, which has opened San Sebastian, in the Ibaeta neighbourhood to be precise. This former sidrería, or cider house, has been transformed into what I can only call a deluxe sidrería. The menu that Martín Berasategui offers us at his latest restaurant takes its…

Shopping in San Sebastian
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Shopping in San Sebastian

Shopping is one of the many activities San Sebastian has to offer. In the city centre there are a great variety of shops of all sizes, which you can easily spend an afternoon exploring. Of course, you’ll see all of the major high street brands which you’d expect to find in any large Spanish city,…

Balenciaga Museum
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Balenciaga Museum

The Balenciaga Museum is located in Getaria, just 25Km from San Sebastian, and makes an ideal daytrip from Guipuzcoa’s capital. Whilst the museum is well worth a visit in itself, Getaria is also one of the prettiest coastal towns in the region. (See our Getaria Tour) The Balenciaga Museum (Cristobal Balenciaga museoa) opened on June…

San Sebastian voted world’s fifth best city
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San Sebastian voted world’s fifth best city

  Condé Nast Traveller has named San Sebastian the world’s fifth top destination in its 26th annual Readers’ Choice Awards. The Basque city shares fifth position with Charleston in the USA. Condé Nast calls the city the culinary capital of Europe, claiming that, “all you need to do is eat, eat and eat!” San Sebastian…

Euskal Herria Pintxo Championship
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Euskal Herria Pintxo Championship

As any visitor to San Sebastian will know, the Basques take their pintxos very seriously. This week, some of the finest examples of this miniature cuisine were on show at the eighth annual Euskal Herria pintxo championship, with local bars and restaurants battling to have their creation named the best in the region. The top…

San Sebastian gets a taste of British cuisine
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San Sebastian gets a taste of British cuisine

Last Sunday’s warm-up event for the San Sebastian Gastronomika food festival saw London take centre stage. Guests were treated to an array of British classics including hotdogs and, of course, fish and chips! San Sebastian Gastronomika food festival kicked off last Sunday with a taste of Britain, courtesy of top Spanish chefs working in London….

Villa Soro Hotel
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Villa Soro Hotel

If you’re looking for a hotel in San Sebastian with real charm, Villa Soro Hotel is certainly a strong contender. This hotel occupies a building which dates back to 1898, and has been recognised as part of the city’s historical heritage, adding to the unique character of this idyllic place. The hotel has 25 rooms,…

San Sebastian with kids
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San Sebastian with kids

If you’re planning to visit San Sebastian as a family, you may be looking for some ideas of what to do with the little ones, where to go and what to see. There are many options, but it’s important to take the weather into account, as there are always more options when the sun is…