In an unrepeatable connection, before the imposing presence of the land, the sky and the sea, Donostia-San Sebastián, rejuvenates daily breathing the sea breeze after bathing in its Bay of Biscay. This is how it protects its inhabitants and offers its visitors the ever beautiful Easo, Donostia-San Sebastián.
Through the noble art of strolling, that tradition so typical of San Sebastian, in the following lines, we will walk through the most representative parts of this beautiful city, Donostia-San Sebastian, caressed by the breeze and without haste?
Our starting point is in the city centre. The widening of the city designed by the architect Cortázar, nowadays is the core of the commercial activity. Known as the Romantic Area, it offers us a stately urban centre, with a grid of wide pedestrian streets, where elegant architecture of notable French influence stands out. With emblematic buildings from the Belle Époque of San Sebastian, such as the Victoria Eugenia Theatre, the María Cristina Hotel, the neo-Gothic Buen Pastor Cathedral, the Fine Arts Theatre, the School of Arts and Crafts, now the Post Office, and in the heart of the Ensanche, the Plaza de Guipúzcoa, a carefully landscaped area with a swan pond, presided over by the neoclassical palace of the Provincial Council of Donostia-San Sebastián.
As a transversal axis that divides the centre, we will find Avenida de la Libertad. This financial section will connect us with the Gros neighbourhood, to the east of the Ensanche, and to the west, where we will continue, the Bay of La Concha opens up before us.