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It is the main attraction of the city and it has been selected as the best beach of Europe and 6th in the world for two consecutive years by TRAVELER'CHOICE. The walk along the bay of La Concha is decorated with the famous white railing, a symbol of the city.
The Basque sculptor Chillida designed this figure by fusing its metal structures on the rocks of the sea, which makes it look like the waves are combing the sculptures. It is undoubtedly a sculpture that identifies us beyond our city.
Take its centenary funicular and arrive at one of the most known places for its panoramic views over the city and the bay of La Concha. Here you will also find an amusement park that no longer exists, a vintage park with charm.
Our old town is located at the foot of Mount Urgull and the port is famous for having the largest concentration of bars. Here, you can enjoy the charm of its streets and taste the world famous pintxos, renowned for their careful preparation and perfect presentation.
Our city has a spectacular collection of restaurants with Michelin stars: Arzak****, Akelarre***, Martin Berasategui***, Mugaritz**, Mirador de Ulia* Kokotxa*, Amelia* y Zuberoa*. Restaurants of recognized international prestige to a top culinary destination with tasting dishes and creations of the highest level.
At the end of September, our most international event is held at the Kursaal Congress Centre, which places our city in the cultural spotlight while our streets are filled with international stars and great cinema.
Some must-visit spots are the San Telmo museum, Naval museum, Science museum, Aquarium and more options that offer a huge variety of cultural possibilities.
We also have Ondarreta’s beach, which is a small but often-visited one in the city. Zurriola beach, situated in the neighborhood of Gros, is not protected by the bay, so it offers larger waves and is a great surfing destination.