A natural park in the heart of the city. An ancient lookout point for spotting whales, the area covers an extensive green area of 318,249 m².
Ulía was constituted for recreational use by the aristocracy in the early 20th century. Today it is the city’s biggest hillwalking area. The Coastal Route on the Way of Saint James crosses the hill from east to west. The Peña del Ballenero (Whaler’s Rock) and Peña del Rey (King’s Rock), enormous stones used as lookout points, its picnic area, the revamped Ulía Youth Hostel and the unusual views of the city are just some of its attractions.
Waves, surf and youngsters. These are the main components of the Zurriola Beach, the liveliest beach and the one most popular with surfers in San Sebastián. Located in the district of Gros, between the Kursaal ‘cubes’ and Monte Ulía, ever since it was remodelled in the mid-90s, the Zurriola Beach has been a favourite destination with surfers and youngsters the world over. On the Zurriola you can find surf courses and championships, volleyball, football matches or people playing beach-tennis…
The building that dominates the square was San Sebastián’s City Hall until the 1940s.
The balconies on the colourful buildings that line the square display numbers dating back to the time when it was used as a bullring.
Today, however, the Plaza de la Constitución is a square packed with life where some of the most important local festivities take place: raising and lowering of the flag on January 20th, San Sebastián Day, the Santo Tomás fair (December 21st), etc.
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