Excursions in Guipuzcoa - San Sebastian
Look at San Sebastian from a different point of view. Hop on a double-decker bus and discover the highlights of the city.King Sancho el Mayor of Navarra is said to have founded the city of San Sebastian around 1180. The city's unique geographical location with a port, made it an ideal military stronghold. To fortify itself Mount Urgull was converted into a castle armed with artillery to defend the region. This is one of the reasons why the region has seen several wars and experienced many sieges during the 15th and 16th centuries. In 1863 San Sebastian was named capital of the Gipuzkoa province. The role of the city changed, the walls were demolished, the focus was more on commerce, the city became a popular tourist destination and spa resort, the economy boomed and San Sebastian became the most cosmopolitan city in Europe. Enjoy all the attractions of San Sebastian with the tourist bus that runs the most emblematic sites of the city, as the Playa de la Concha, Monte Igeldo or Victoria Eugenia Theatre and Maria Cristina Hotel.