San Sebastián, Spain

San Sebastian Puente Maria Cristina
María Cristina Bridge in San Sebastián. Taken by Flickr user ::: M @ X :::.

Population: 186,409 (2011)

Language(s): Spanish

Area: 61 km2 (24 mi2)

Dialing Code: +34 (943)

Electricity Adapter: 230 V, 50 Hz, Plug Types C & F

Time Zone: Central European Time UTC+1 (Summer CEST UTC+2)

Overview

San Sebastián is located in northern Spain, on the coast of the Bay of Biscay and only 20 km (12.4 mi.) from the French border in Spain’s Basque Country. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Spain, and will be the European Capital of Culture in 2016, along with Wrocław, Poland.

San Sebastián’s beaches are its top tourist draw, and they are constantly rated as one of Europe’s best. The city is divided into Old Town (Parte Vieja), Gros and Centro.

City facts put together in collaboration with sister site 6pt5. Language guides and more can be found on Shishek.

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