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Parte Vieja

Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Dining
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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This IS my favorite city in Europe!!!! Everyone who comes here will find Parte Vieja. It's a big part of the success of the city. Locals are out each and every night meeting, drinking and eating and simply enjoying what this city has to offer. Buy a drink, coffee or gelato and people watch or shop. We go to the... More

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Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I am a native so I can not be very objective on this matter, definitely! What you will find? Plenty of laid-back atmosphere, benches where you can sit and public springs where you can drink, an elegant pedestrianized boulevard, bars open onto the street, a mixture of Basque highlights, bars and products with a Spanish reminiscence, and a French flair... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The food is cheap and good. You can't ask for more. I didn't try the "whole meal" restaurants though, only pintxos.

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Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

nice to see how the basque spend their time seriously enjoying food and taking time for it. All ages mingle in the bars.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

On average a glass of wine was a euro a glass - amazing! Tasty food with plenty of choice. Buy bars even in the week.

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Arlington, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

This is the epythome of one of the most important tenets of Basque's culture: food. Pintxos are one or two-bites sized appetizzers which show the variety of tastes, kinds of foods and creative which rightfully belongs to the Basque region. You can have one or toow in each bar, with a "chato" (one third of a glass of wine) in... More

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San Diego, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We visited many "old towns" on our trip and they soon all started looking the same. But these areas are where the history is and many good dining spots. I wouldn't pass up an opportunity to visit another one.

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Wisconsin
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160 reviews 160 reviews
82 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

La Concha beach is one of the most beautiful beaches anywhere and strolling down this prominade is a real treat. You have older couples holding hands, bicycle riders zipping past, roller bladers, all walks of life just enjoying the scenery towards the ocean or the city. Wonderful afternoon to let yourself feel alive.

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Connecticut, USA
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104 reviews 104 reviews
16 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

A wide variety of bars serving PIntxos and other excellent food and drink is steps from the beauticul La Concha Beach

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San Clemente
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is the heart and soul of San Sebastian. Everyone is friendly and lack of Spanish language skills did not slow us down. Bar owners are patient as you point and order your glass of wine. We slept great - tho business do open early and carts roll down the old streets. This is all part of the charm!

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