Paseo Nuevo (New Promenade), San Sebastian

Paseo Nuevo (New Promenade), San Sebastian

Paseo Nuevo is a charming promenade that encircles the Urgull mount. Starting from the Aquarium and ending at the Old Town, beside the Kursaal, this picturesque avenue offers stunning views of the La Concha bay and the Cantabrian Sea throughout the entire walk. It is a peaceful and serene area, perfect for a leisurely stroll.

The entire distance of the promenade can be covered on foot in about 40 minutes, making it an easily accessible attraction for tourists. While vehicles are permitted on the promenade, it is a quiet zone with few cars passing through, making it safe for children to walk around. Visitors looking for parking in the city centre can find parking facilities in this area.

One of the main draws of Paseo Nuevo is the spectacular sight of the rough seas crashing against the promenade during high tide. This has made the promenade famous, with countless photographs and television broadcasts showcasing the dramatic waves. However, caution must be exercised as this can be a dangerous phenomenon if safety measures are not followed.

All in all, Paseo Nuevo is a must-visit destination for anyone looking for a scenic and peaceful stroll in San Sebastian.

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Sight Name: Paseo Nuevo (New Promenade)
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

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