Paseo de la Concha (Concha Promenade), San Sebastian
The walkway is edged by a painted, wrought iron balustrade, emblematic of the city itself. It was designed in 1910 by municipal architect Juan Rafael Alday Lasarte. He also designed the roundabout of La Concha, with its famous obelisks and the monumental lampposts flanking the beach access.
There are incomparable views of the sea and Sant Clara Island in the bay. The busy promenade is lined with elegant buildings and monuments. The Hotel Londres, the English-style Miramar Palace, and La Perla thermal water thalassotherapy center bring back times when San Sebastian was a spa city.
The walkway is "book-ended" by Mount Igeldo and Mount Urgull. In the west, the Pico del Loro cliff separates Ondarreta Beach from Concha Beach. Staircases descend to the golden sands of Concha Beach. Many cafes facing the sea serve snacks and refreshments.
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Paseo de la Concha (Concha Promenade) on Map
Sight Location: San Sebastian, Spain (See walking tours in San Sebastian)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in San Sebastian, Spain
From its elevated... view more
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
Named after the monastery of San Sebastian, the city traces its history back to 1181, when the King of Navarre, Sancho VI Garces, granted the... view more
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles