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Paseo Aiete, s/n, 20009 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+34 943 48 10 00
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Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Their is a lot to see at the park when wandering around to include: multiple ponds, trees changing colors, and a park for kids in addition to the old palace. There is also a bar for a tapa while you are on site.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CaneelD
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

I always wandered if visiting the place where the Queen and the dictator used to stay was worth it... And it totally is. Wonderful gardens with incredible ponds full of frongs, newts and even turtles! And must do if you want to Scape from the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 14, 2017

Very very beautiful park. With lake and green gardens. I am happy that we had been there. There are flowers and trees. It is very sunny place

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Lukas M
Reviewed May 15, 2017

Beautiful spot to enjoy time away from the beach. Took#19 bus. Small cafe open but didn't visit. Only walked few paths. Peaceful.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank scampi745
Reviewed April 14, 2017

One of my favourite parks in the city,absolutely stunning with a gorgeous pond with turtles and swans, an excellent playground for all ages and there's sand so it's toddler friendly! The Palace is beautiful as are the rest of the grounds.There's a cool underground cultural...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Patricia M
Reviewed August 10, 2016

Google maps had us going down the tiniest of one way streets to find the entrance to the park, yet we could never quite get there. We could see the back side of the park from a wider road, but could never seem to get...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank elleng
Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

We decided to visit Parque Aiete since it was near our hotel and we really enjoyed our visit. It is truly beautiful and relaxing, so I really recommend it.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank surf_golf
Reviewed June 8, 2016

What a refreshing place to visit. Beautiful lawns and flower beds, little ponds and grottos. Lots of up and down walking through forest a vibrant greens. Even a little cafe. Relax and enjoy the fresh air out of the downtown area.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Lee T
Reviewed March 1, 2016

Well maintained and spacious with manicured landscaped gardens around the palace and a wilder woods side behind. My local park to walk dogs and collect kindling for the fire. On the weekends the cafe area is full of kids. This is the former home of...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Kat M
Reviewed December 22, 2015

This park was once known as "Franco's Palace"; the dictator used to spend his summer time in this house. Fortunately, at this moment, i'ts a great public place for a walk. There's a public library and entertainment activities for kids, just behind those green glasses...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Aizkolene
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