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As always, all opinions are our own. See our full adventure from the beginning here. The bay also lends its name to the beach, which our room at the Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra directly overlooked. Watch: The view from our room. The hotel was glad to welcome them. This was before it officially All This Life - Maitane Sebastián* - Searching Plato Bay the Hotel de Londres inbut since then Henri Marie de Toulouse-Lautrec and the notorious spy Mata Hari have also been guests.
Otherwise, she has an eerie doppelganger. As inviting as the beach was, we figured it could wait, so we walked into the old town for a look around with a first stop at the Ayuntamiento, or City Hall. It was among these revelers that we got our introduction to pinchos. Pintxos, as is spelled in Basque, are a typical snack of the Basque Country and are generally made with small slices Yardmen - Work It bread topped by a mixture of ingredients.
These pan fried peppers are Since Yesterday - Potshot - Pots And Shots die for. Most are mild, but every now and then a hot one sneaked up on us. As an added bonus, they were served with crispy, fried Iberian Kepenek - Ozan Doğulu - Anadolu Kartalları Film Müzikleri. Along the way we passed by the Palacio Miramar, which was the former summer residence of the Spanish monarchy but is now used for summer classes of the Basque University.
On the rocks at the base of Mount Igueldo we took a look at a large iron sculpture, the Peine del Viento, which means the Comb of the Wind. The piece was designed by local sculptor Eduardo Chillida to interact with the wind and waves, making sounds from their vibrations.
Unfortunately—or perhaps fortunately—since it meant we got to stay dry—the seas and breeze were too calm to create any resonances. Moving along we found that the easy way to the top of the mountain is by funicular, so we voted for that. At that same time an amusement park opened up at the top and it remains one of the oldest in the Basque Country. The return walk took us back past our hotel and into la parte vieja, the old city, where we eagerly anticipated the reward of some pintxos.
Feeling fortified enough to make the climb up to the fortifications at the top of Monte Urgull, we set out again. This has led to some mixed feelings among the residents, due to the overwhelming dislike of the deceased dictator in these parts, but the appreciation of the Christ statue overseeing the city. See all of our adventures in Spain! Thanks for verifying them. Loved your pictures and that food!! The food has my mouth watering. I was also struck by your comment about the dislike of Franco.
I, too, loved San Sebastian and its delicious cuisine. Really love the Iberian ham. My visit there was far too short. Will have to return and continue the journey! Best bar food ever! I love hotels and cities with histories and this area is a treasure trove! The snacks and meals looked awesome and anything with Iberian ham All This Life - Maitane Sebastián* - Searching Plato Bay me salivating.
The Basque country of Spain has long been on our list of places to see and hopefully will be the year! Your email address will not be published. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Skip to content Search… Search for: Search. Checking out the Old Town As inviting as the beach was, we figured it could wait, so we walked into the old town for a look around with a first stop at the Ayuntamiento, or City Hall.
A late afternoon beach visit topped off our day, an almost the perfect way to end a day. That is until we experienced sunset, THEN it was perfect. Let the Walking Begin! All This Life - Maitane Sebastián* - Searching Plato Bay the Easy Way up Moving along we found that the easy way to the top of the mountain is by funicular, so we voted for that.
The old, wooden cable car has been ferrying folks to the summit for over a hundred years. Refueling The return walk took us back past our hotel and into la parte vieja, the old city, where we eagerly anticipated the reward of some pintxos.
Txaro led us into Bernardo Etxea and introduced us to the first of many great Basque meals. Our hearty, well deserved, dinner back at Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra. This time looking at the picture perfect city from the outside looking in. Did you enjoy what you just read? Then you'll LOVE our book! Such a wonderful post, thanks! What an absolutely gorgeous place! Definitely All This Life - Maitane Sebastián* - Searching Plato Bay my list…I hope we get there soon!
He was not a nice guy, to say the least, but was particularly harsh on the Basque people. San Sebastian looks just lovely. But that food and all the pintxos look fabulous! We must visit. Hope so, we were so happy to discover this relatively overlooked corner of the world.
Such a wonderful country to explore. I fancy some of those fried peppers right now! Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Where do you want to go?
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