BASKING WITH THE BASQUES

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Escape - - WHAT’S YOUR BUDGET SAN SEBASTIAN - CE­LESTE MITCHELL

It’s a pil­grim­age ev­ery foodie should make at least once in their life – a ren­dezvous with the un­of­fi­cial food cap­i­tal of the Basque Coun­try: San Se­bas­tian. KAYAK.com.au se­nior coun­try man­ager, APAC, Robin Chi­ang, says San Se­bas­tian con­tin­ues to at­tract trav­ellers from across the world who are look­ing to soak up the Span­ish sun and em­brace the lively cul­ture.

“My rec­om­men­da­tion would be to visit Old Town, in­dulging in the dif­fer­ent cafes and bars, tast­ing the dif­fer­ent pin­txos,” he says.

If you’re over­whelmed by choice, join a tour like Ur­ban Ad­ven­tures’ “Grab your Pin­txo”, to sam­ple six dif­fer­ent pin­txos, along with lo­cal tx­akoli wine and cider.

“An­other amaz­ing way to see the sites is to bike ride through the city, es­cap­ing the chaos of the down­town cen­tre for the lo­cal flavours of the neigh­bour­hoods,” Chi­ang says. “For a truly cul­tural ex­pe­ri­ence, visit the La Con­cha where you can wan­der from the City Hall to the Comb of the Wind sculp­ture. You can gaze at the in­cred­i­ble sculp­ture com­plex de­signed and built by famed ar­chi­tect Luis Peña Ganchegui.”

We found three ho­tels for all bud­gets.

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