Maritime festival of Pasajes
For the first time in the history of Pasaia, the Maritime Festival of Pasaia will be celebrated. The celebrations will take part in May, from the 17th until the 21st, and for 5 consecutive days, the waters of this Guipuzcoan municipality will be the meeting point of traditional boats from different parts of the continent.
An international maritime event
This event will be a great international maritime event that will offer visitors a cosmopolitan atmosphere full of cultural, gastronomic and musical activities.
These activities will be divided between the water area, which will be the scene where the different traditional boats will sail, and another one of land, which will cover the four districts of the town in spaces conceived as villages where numerous activities related to gastronomy will be held along with crafts and music.
Guests of honor
It is worth mentioning the visit of the Hermoine, a replica of the frigate with which Marques de Lafayette contributed to American independence.
What better way to learn Spanish than by participating in the maritime festival of Pasaia, visiting the town, enjoying its cuisine and the show organized by the town of Pasaia.
The first maritime festival in Pasaia
As we´ve said before, the festival will last three days, in which there will be different activities to do. It is also the first time this type of festival is celebrated. Pasaia is divided into 4 parts, that is, 4 districts distributed around the bay with the same name.
Pasaia and its districts
Pasaia is located between Donostia-San Sebastián, and the natural border with France, and is a municipality that is born and developed around its port, which given its peculiar orography has offered shelter to numerous boats throughout history. Belonging to the Oarsoaldea region, together with Errenteria, Lezo and Oiartzun It is currently divided into 4 districts distributed around the bay of the same name.
It is the oldest of the four districts. It is, together with the district of Pasai San Pedro, the most touristic district. Along the street, we find numerous historical, cultural and diverse tourist infrastructure.
Pasai San Pedro
It is the part of the municipality where the fish market is located, currently in the process of reconstruction and where you can still see some fishing boats in the docks and its historic center is similar to that of Donibane.
This district emerged at the end of the nineteenth century after the drying of a marsh. It was founded in 1890 and grew together with the creation of several infrastructures such as the northern railway, the Madrid-Paris highway, the mole, or the commercial docks of the port
Also popularly known as the city of the dollar due to the boom in the fishing industry of the 60s and 70s when it began to develop as a district. Nowadays it is the district with more inhabitants and the commercial part of Pasaia.
Pasaia is located between Donostia-San Sebastián and the natural border with France, and is a municipality that is born and developed around its port, which given its peculiar orography has offered shelter to many boats over the course of history. It belongs to the Oarsoladea region together with Errenteria, Lezo and Oiartzun. Currently it is divided into 4 districts distributed around the bay of the same name.
You can´t miss this festival. It is a perfect opportunity to learn Spanish, be able to talk with the local people and tasting the gastronomy and music of Pasaia and its guest of honor such as Galicia.