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Monte Urgull

Subida Al Castillo, San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lookouts, Mountains
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toronto
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105 reviews 105 reviews
35 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We walked up to the castle on top. A bit of a climb. Buy water in town because they'll sell you a smaller bottle for much more near the top. Lovely views of La Concha as you start walking. There is an old cemetery with some history of the First Carlist Wars (in case you were wondering why British soldiers... More

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Latvia
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29 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

As every hill in a touristic town, the panoramic view is worth the climb. But that' all there is to say.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Nice walk up to the top. Beautiful view of city and beach. Possible to have a beer (2,50€) at a bar playing Rastafari music, also with a nice view. Downside, museum text is only in Spanish and the terrace is a bit crowded. Still, a recommended break from the city.

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Utrecht
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We walked up from the side of the San Telmo Museum. You'll have nice views along the way to the top of the mountain where the statue of Christ is. We walked down on the other side, passing by a small bar for a drink with a nice view to the other side of the city.

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Derby
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great for a morning outing, there's a maze of paths climbing towards the excellent Sagrado Corazon statue. There's a great little museum below the statue, and excellent views over the city. The best bit - its all free!

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Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Take a time to hike up. The views are amazing, and here you'll get the best pictures of San Sebastián. It is the best way to burn all the extra calories that you'll be eating all around this gastronomic Mecca.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Takes about 40 minutes to hike up to the top, but the view is amazing and definitely worth it! Take a picnic with you and enjoy it at the top, over the panoramic view!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Monte Urgull has done of the best views in Spain. They are spectacular. Walking to the top is a must do if you're in San Sebastián.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Take a trip to the top. Climb inside the castle to get a good close up look At Jesus. It was free and there's a little bar the other side of Jesus which is amazing!!!

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Campbellton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Go early in the morning...to avoid the heat! What an amazing view....take the path way up and then take the stairs down....it is a little bit longer on the path but it is a nicer walk.

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