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Day 2: San Sebastián by Gloria

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The day began with the breakfast offered by the hostel. With two toasts I had enough.

We went out to the street in search of La Concha beach. We cross the Zurriola bridge and walk along Boulevard avenue. At the end of this avenue is the town hall building on the left and an excellent viewpoint of the San Sebastián Bay.

Kursaal

The route planned for Saturday was to cross the beach of La Concha to the sculpture of Chillida, the Peine del Viento, and then take the funicular to Mount Igeldo.

At first glance, it seemed like a small beach. However, when traveling it seems that it never ends. It was a radiant sun and a heat that began to tighten. The buildings that border the bay are, for the most part, stately, legacy of the time of Queen Maria Cristina as regent queen. The bay is protected by the Igeldo and Urgull mountains. In between, the island of Santa Clara separates them. The bay is formed by the beaches of La Concha and Ondarrieta.

Between the two there is Mount Miramar, where the palace that bears the same name stands, built by Queen Maria Cristina of Habsburg. From the park there are very beautiful views of the two beaches.

Following the planned route, we go to the beach of Ondarrieta, smaller and more familiar. Upon reaching the end, there is a small path that leads to the sculpture of Eduardo Chillida, the Peine del Viento. We were lucky that there weren't many people to take a few pictures.

We returned along the same path and went behind Ondarrieta beach where the funicular station is. For those of us from Barcelona, ​​we could compare it with the Tibidabo funicular, but this one is older and all made of wood. Today, Mount Igeldo is visited for its spectacular views of San Sebastian and for its kitsch children's amusement park due to the age of its facilities.

When we got off, we went to Alfonso XII square to catch a bus and avoid the way back on foot. We got off at the Plaza del Buen Pastor, where the Buen Pastor Cathedral is. Walking, walking, we reached the "old part" and decided to eat in the Plaza de la Constitución.

In this square each balcony has a number. This recalls the bullfights that once took place in this place. We ate in the tavern Astaelena. They have a terrace in the square itself, although if you want to eat pintxos you must order it inside and then take it yourself to the terrace. We ordered a meat skewer, ham croquette, meat fritter, cod, salmon crepe accompanied by a cane and a txakoli. In total, € 10 per person.

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