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Parte Vieja

San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Dining
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This was our first visit to San Sebastian and we were drawn to the old town frequently. Yes it is exciting with lots of shops and bars. AS the holiday progressed we found we go better food and service in the less popular places. Take a look round Gros too

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Well if you don't like crowds don't go. But if you like hustle and bustle it's the place for you. During the day the fish market is a must. Lots of museums and sights and at night time it really happens when the tapas bars come to life. Then stroll home along the concha, very romantic.

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Oklahoma City, OK USA
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219 reviews 219 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My wife and I visited during the fiesta in August and this was party central. It is a very interesting historical area jam-packed with great restaurants and bars. During fiesta it is filled with partygoers all day and all night with constant parades, concerts, dancing in the streets, drinking, eating, etc...It was absolutely delightful in every way.

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toronto
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

In fact crowds don't bother me at all so the narrow streets and the crush of humanity didn't deter from discovering this fascinating old section of San Sebastian. Lots of good pintxo eating and fine restaurants here. But the best part is the people watching. Not a boring moment to be had. On our last day there was Festa so... More

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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
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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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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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161 reviews 161 reviews
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85 helpful votes 85 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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