To live in San Sebastian is an extraordinary pleasure. The quality of life in the Basque Country is amongst the highest in Spain, and San Sebastian is considered by many to be Spain's most beautiful city and we are in complete agreement.
The cities close proximity to France, along with its major train and bus stations, allow for easy day and weekend trips to surrounding areas and also cheaper arrival costs. San Sebastian, in many ways, is the best of both worlds. While being big enough to capture the attention of even the most itinerary-heavy travelers, the city is also small enough to escape the stresses of the other, larger European cities. You can walk almost anywhere in the city and most visitors are overwhelmed only at how laid-back the city truly is. Get away from the hordes of tourists in the southern Spanish cities and get to know a real headstone in Spanish history. A big city character in a small package, an urban lifestyle with a decidedly relaxed atmosphere- San Sebastian is many things. There's no doubt about it, San Sebastian is an excellent city to immerse yourself in Spanish culture. We hope this section helps to answer some of the more practical questions you may have.