Walking around the Bay of Biscay
Along the promenade are parks, amusement rides, statues, and grand houses and hotels overlooking the water.
Statues, parks, and rides
Grand houses and hotels
Playa de la Concha and Playa de Ondarreta are connected by a tunnel, beautifully tiled and painted, with a path up to Miramar Park and Palace, overlooking Isla de Santa Clara in the middle of the bay.
Tunnel connecting the beaches
Isla de Santa Clara, Playa de Ondarreta
Miramar Palace and Park, overlooking Isla de Santa Clara
Miramar Palace and Park offers one of the best views of the bay and was built as a royal palace by Regent Queen Maria Cristina, opening in 1893. In the 1950s, part of the palace was set up as a boarding school for the education of future King Carlos I and his brother Prince Alfonso. In 1972, the land and building were transferred to the city of San Sebastian for the use of its citizens.
Continuing along Playa de Orderreta
Sculptures at the end of the promenade
From the end, we ride the funicular to the top of Mount Igueldo, where a large amusement park offers enjoyment with great views.
View of the Bay of Biscay and San Sebastian from above
Amusement park on top of Mount Igueldo
Descending from the park, we hike across the of both playas to our hotel.
Back across the playas
Another great stroll!