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Day 3: San Sebastián by Gloria

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On Sunday we booked it for an excursion to Hondarribia. We decided to have breakfast outside, specifically at Artigan bakery. My partner ordered a coffee with milk and a chocolate croissant and for me, another coffee and a "Pepito", something similar to a bun with chocolate chips inside. You can go to Hondarribia in an urban bus, which leaves from Guipuzkoa square. There are two lines, one that has a half-hour journey because it is the one that leads to the airport and a longer one, an hour and a quarter. We took the Express, the E21 that runs every hour. The day was expected to be good. We got off at the last stop, in San Cristóbal de Hondarribia square.

Hondarribia It is located on the French border, physically separated from France by the Bidasoa River. From the promenade and from the medieval part Hendaye is observed, located on the other side of the river. The charm of Hondarribia is in its medieval part located on a hill. The houses are characteristic and are very well preserved. The Plaza de Armas or the Castle of Carlos V, now a national hostel, are places worth visiting. We were lucky to coincide with the celebration of the medieval market, which takes place on the second Sunday of June. Craft shopkeepers, decorated balconies, rich food and children's workshops. The whole town turns to this celebration.

Coming down to him La Marina neighborhood, leaving behind the old town, the Zuloaga promenade is flanked by seafood restaurants. To make time to eat, we walked to the beach. The journey became somewhat heavy and tired from the heat and the journey we did, since it didn't have much charm either.

We dropped into the restaurant of the Jáuregui hotel, on Zuloaga street. I opted for the € 24 menu. First, warm mushroom salad, tomato and ham shavings. Second, tenderloin skewer (very good meat) and for dessert, frozen yogurt with berries. My partner ordered dessert cream pockets with chocolate. Then we discover that the typical dessert of Hondarribia is the Panchineta, puff pastry filled with cream with almonds. After lunch, we decided to return to San Sebastian because we were tired and there was not much else to visit.

Hendaye

We rest in the hostel and then go for a walk before going to dinner. Our intention was to visit the old part and La Concha again. We walk through the streets of the old part and enter the church of San Sebastián - hence the name of the city.

But we realized that we had not visited the lower area of ​​Mount Urgull, which corresponds to the fishing district, where the Aquarium and the Naval Museum are. There, fishermen's houses offer a postcard image. From this area the tourist boats that make a route through the bay depart. There is a viewpoint, just above the Aquarium, where you can see La Concha and Ondarreta with a simple look. Surrounding Mount Urgull, is the sculpture of Jorge Oteiza, Empty Construction. After many camera shots, we returned to the hotel to fix our hair for dinner.

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