San Sebastian City Center Tourism

San Sebastian

The Downtown District or the City Center is predominantly about commerce, business and tourism. Here, you will find the best streets filled with shops that sell the usual goodies: souvenirs, shoes, clothes and accessories. These shops cater to a broad spectrum of shoppers, with products ranging from the usual souvenirs to high fashion clothing brands. Loyola Street is a veritable treasure trove of designer shops.

The plaza which forms the heart of the City Center is an important public space, as well as home to some of San Sebastian’s most striking buildings: the Catedral del Buen Pastor, the Edificio de Correos, the contemporary Mitxelena Arts Center and more.

San Sebastian

Another must see is the Puente de Maria Cristina (Maria Cristina Bridge), which is near the Paseo de Francia, Plaza de Biblao. This ornate bridge was built during the turn of the 20th century. It utilizes iron and concrete and features sculptures such as dragons, coats of arms and naval scenes. It is quite unique and interesting.

Through the Plaza del Bilbao (which is a round square with a fountain), you can also proceed to the Estacion del Norte (North Railway Station). This station was designed by Eiffel himself (yes, he of of Eiffel tower fame).

The Avenida Libertad forms the financial core of the city, and it is here that you can find long-established banks and shops.