Parte Vieja, San Sebastian - Donostia

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A collection of bars that regularly fill with visitors and young people sprung up in Parte Vieja during a tourism boom at the end of Franco’s dictatorship. Most of the neighborhood is dominated by 19th-century architecture built around the same time the walls surrounding the area were demolished. Take a tour of the fishing and recreation port, where you'll see a row of distinctive houses lining the front wall of Urgull mountain. The view of the houses from the port makes for a striking photo. Consider trying the fresh catch-of-the-day at one of the seafood restaurants. Use our San Sebastian - Donostia trip planner to visit Parte Vieja on your trip to San Sebastian - Donostia, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Great area to simply have a glass of wine and watch the world go by. It’s an amazing and vibrant area that has a real history amongst the real life activities going on around you. The locals are very....  more »
  • It is fun to walk along the narrow streets of the old town on a hot day, when the surrounding buildings provide welcome shade. The perpendicular streets make this old town relatively easy to...  more »

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