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Parte Vieja

San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Dining
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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

These quarters probably qualify for being one of the liveliest places on earth. The fact is you haven't been to San Sebastián if you haven't been here. Bars, cafés, restaurants, shops, there's nothing but them. And people. People everywhere. Eating, shopping, walking, and what looks like a popular activity in San Sebastián - sitting on the floor, especially when it's... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

If you want to get the essence of this town you have to experience the Old Quarter or Parte Vieja. Narrow (pedestrian only) streets full of restaurants and bars where you can try the best tapas and the friendliest people in town. The small bars are almost door to door. From end to end the bars are full of pintxos... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Great bars and pintxos in narrow streets with a busy, buzzy atmosphere of happy people. Take a drink at the bar in the corner overlooking the bay and chose from several restaurants for the pintos experience.

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Helsinki, Finland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Parte Vieja, the old town is full of people and full of fine pintxo bars. San Sebastian has many very fine restaurants and very many Michelin-star restaurants. Just enjoy the cosmopolitan feeling of Donostia and its Parte Vieja.

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Kingston, Canada
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160 reviews 160 reviews
67 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Most visitors to San Sebastian will find themselves in this part of the city on several different occasions. Between the shops, the restaurants, bars and the overall vibe, the old town is worth walking through almost any time of day or night. There are several Pintxos bars to stop at for a quick bite or drink (try Gandarias, San Telmo,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

We spent 2 weeks living on the edge of the old town. We revelled in the beaches, the wonderful fresh produce and the delights of the pintxos bars. We will definitely ge back for more of this laid back, elegant, foodie location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I love the alde zaharra (Old part in Basque)... You have amazing restaurants, boutiques, and lots of culture. Don't forget you are in the Basque Country, and the people there say Kaixo!

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Den Haag
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is the heart of San Sebastian. Charming mixture of history, small shops and local cuisine! The atmosphere changes during the day - from the strolling tourists in the morning to the patrtying groups of friends in the evenings.

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Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Old Town is pretty much the heart of San Sebastian and where we spent most of our 3 day stay (you will pretty much have to come here to eat at least 2 times a day)... Here you will find all the great pintxos bars in town which are world famous... The whole area isn't that big, though due to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
66 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A beautiful old town, lovely scenery on the ocean, great architecture and lots of bars and restaurants. What to do: 1. Walk around the old city to enjoy the streets and beautiful buildings and trees. 2. Churches: Santa Maria is a must (and cannot be ignored with its striking facade), San Vicente is pretty. 3. Walk around the “tongue” of... More

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