Behind Closed Doors: A Deep Dive into Basque Gastronomic Societies

Cooking dinner inside a Basque gastronomic society

At the heart of the Basque Country’s famous cuisine beat the many gastronomic societies—the mysterious birthplaces for many typical Basque dishes. Eating well and the importance of food have been an inseparable part of Basque identity for as long as we can remember. There are many secrets, traditions and rituals related to the gastronomy here, […]

Top 13 Festivals in San Sebastian You Won’t Want to Miss

When it comes to festivals in San Sebastian, Semana Grande is a must!

Anyone who knows anything about Spain knows that we’re always ready to party. And while Basque culture is quite different in many ways, the same rings true. As a result, there are so many great festivals taking place in San Sebastian throughout the year. If you’re looking to get immersed in Basque culture and celebrate […]

Euskal Jaiak: Why This Exciting Basque Festival Should Be On Your Radar

Euskal Jaiak is a week celebrating Basque traditions and culture. It's one of our favorite festivals in San Sebastian!

If you’re looking to experience the ultimate in Basque food, culture, sports and more all in one week, you won’t want to miss Euskal Jaiak. This weeklong event (the name of which translates to “Basque Festivities” in English) typically takes place at the beginning of September, not long after the epic Semana Grande celebrations in […]

Discover Basque Culture at the San Telmo Museum

Visiting the San Telmo Museum is a must here in San Sebastian. It even has its own lovely little cafe!

Many visitors come to San Sebastian for one thing: the food. While you could happily spend days doing nothing more than eating the best pintxos in the world, it’s also one of the best places to dive into the unique Basque culture. And nowhere better to do that than the San Telmo Museum. Located in […]

How to Be a Good Tourist: San Sebastian Edition

Our favorite part of responsible travel in San Sebastian: discovering all the great locally owned bars and restaurants the city has in store!

Don’t miss the rest of our responsible tourism guides: MADRID | BARCELONA | SEVILLE | LISBON | ROME Traveling has never been as easy as it is now, which means that now it’s more important than ever to be a responsible traveler. After all, don’t we all want to make cities better for those who live […]

The Complete Guide to Semana Grande in San Sebastian

When it comes to festivals in San Sebastian, Semana Grande is a must!

It’s called the “Great Week” for a reason—Semana Grande in San Sebastian is unlike any other festival you’ll ever experience. In fact, it’s more than just a summer festival. It’s a full weeklong citywide street party celebrating Basque culture and heritage, complete with fireworks, live music, and plenty of good food. We look forward to […]