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Historic District Rei Sancho el Mayor de Navarra (Sancho the Elder) founded the city of Donostia (the Basque name of San Sebastian) around 1180. It is likely, however, that people were settled there prior to the 12th century, possibly in what is now El casco antiguo . That walled medieval area was the beginning of the Parte Vieja (historical quarter, pictured at right), although not much evidence of 12th century architecture remains there. The oldest buildings still standing in San Sebastian were constructed after the 16th Century. Remains of the city wall erected in the 1500s can still be seen at Monte Urgull , El …
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Hotel Maria Cristina San Sebastian

Standing on the banks of the River Urumea, opposite the Cubos de Moneo, this highly reputable and impressive stone mansion offers a wonderful location, along with beautiful architecture. A drive through the majestic ...

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Muralla del Puerto

What today is called the "Muralla del Puerto" (Port Wall) is what remains of the wall that encircled the city on three sides from the 16th century until it was ...

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Bodegón Alejandro

This is a totally renovated typical old local tavern that serves excellent traditional Basque cuisine prepared by a talented young kitchen team. The house special is cod, and you ...