Discover and learn around San Sebastián

The itinerary begins at the La Bretxa market. We enter a building from the end of the 31th century and which receives its name because it was one of the entry points through which English and Portuguese soldiers took the city on August 1831, XNUMX.
Once inside, we witness the day-to-day life of the city: people who go in and out of the shops or come, ask questions and buy regional products in the market.

After this experience, we continue along Calle San Juan and in the background, on the left, majestic, combining history with modernity, is the oldest museum in the Basque Country: the Museo San Telmo. This center exposes and brings its visitors closer to the cultural and historical past of Basque society. This original building, a former convent of the Dominican priests built in the 3th century and which has evolved over time, keeps within its walls funds and testimonies of this town through which to learn and understand a little more about the characteristics of this society. If you have not yet had the opportunity to visit it in person, you can calm your curiosity and visit its spaces in just over XNUMX minutes, click here:

 And a guide, with explanations in Spanish, tours and shows the building and its treasures.

We leave the museum and find ourselves in the last street of old San Sebastián: 31 de Agosto street. Located between the two oldest churches in the city, the Church of San Vicente and the Basilica of Santa María del Coro, on August 31, 1813, this street suffered its worst nightmare: during the War of Independence, the French army seized the city ​​of San Sebastian. The Spanish army joined the Anglo-Portuguese troops to drive out the French armies but, after succeeding, these troops burned and looted the city. Only resisted this street.

Every August 31, at 21:30 p.m., the people of San Sebastian remember this chapter of history and its innocent victims. They turn off the street lights and light candles.

Down the street and on the right side we find a small square. From there a woman with a basket of bricks comes to meet us. We do not know it, until now, because if we get closer to it, we see that it is a tribute to it, made into a sculpture, to the people who rebuilt the city.

We said goodbye to the woman from San Sebastian and continued our route. It is a good time to go into one of the bars that we find along the street and try the famous pintxos. End of the street August 31 and end of rest. We enter Virgen del Coro street and from there to Mari street. Now with renewed strength, we go to the Mirador del Puerto, from where we can admire a view of the port and fishing San Sebastián. Stop for a few minutes and enjoy.