Are you coming at the Film Festival?

The entire national and international film panoply flocks to San Sebastián every September to attend the most cosmopolitan event of the year: Zinemaldia, or the International Film Festival, one of the biggest of its kind in Europe alongside the Festival de Cannes and the Venice Mostra...Here are a few ideas to make your visit a perfect one!

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Monica Bellucci, Ricardo Darín and Agnès Varda to receive Donostia Awards at the 65th edition Javier Bardem, Bérénice Bejo, Steve Coogan, Glenn Close, Penélope Cruz, James Franco, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Benoît Magimel, Arnold Schwarzenegger, winner of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Prize to Latin Cinema, Paz Vega, and Alicia Vikander have also confirmed their presence in San Sebastian.

The actor John Malkovich will preside over the Official Selection Jury, on which he will be accompanied by the actors Dolores Fonzi and Emma Suárez, the filmmaker William Oldroyd, the producer and screenwriter Paula Vaccaro and the cinematographer Fabio Cianchetti.



You can´t miss them...


Eating a pintxo: Going for pintxos in San Sebastián is a way to learn about our culture; you’ll enjoy laughs and conversation as you stay on the move, visit busy bars and generally have a great time.


Take a photo with the bay of the Concha or take it with some of the stars on the red carpet of the Zinemaldia. Which do you prefer?.


Taking a seven kilometre stroll from the Zurriola beach to the Peine del Viento sculptures (closed for works) : This stroll offers you the chance to discover all  three beaches in San Sebastián. Relax and enjoy the beauty of the way.  


Get ready to take to the streets, because San Sebastián is like a huge open-air shopping centre.If...


...and the 22nd of September you can not miss Shopping Gauean. The big party of fashion and 7th art.



Time is short to get to know the city ... but don't despair! Let the experts take you round the major highlights of the city in only 120 minutes:


If you want to discover on foot San Sebastian Old Town’s “musts”, its best-kept secrets and the most curious anecdotes surrounding the city), take the San Sebastián Essential guided tour.


If you want to discover the rich cultural tradition of the European Capital of Culture 2016 on foot with a professional guide San Sebastián Cultural guided tour.


And if you want to take a closer look at our typical pintxo culture, sign up for the “Pintxos of San Sebastián”, guided tour including three pintxos and three drinks.


You’re in San Sebastián! … The foodie Mecca, the crème de la crème of good eating and finger-licking cuisine. Here you'll find whatever you want, from Michelin stars (did you know that San Sebastián is the city with most Michelin stars per square metre in the world?) to pintxo bars, vegetarian options, cider houses, restaurants serving international cuisine... As many suggestions as there are colours. Don’t waste time, whet your appetite with the films of Culinary Zinema and check our Restaurant Guide.

Tourism Office

As always, we’ll be delighted to answer your questions at the Tourist Office.

Tourist Office
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Sunday 10:00 - 14:00


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