Monte Urgull, San Sebastian - Donostia

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Appreciate panoramic views of San Sebastián and La Concha beach from the top of Monte Urgull. Originally used as a military lookout, the mountain now serves as an urban park and features several historic structures, museums, and scenic vantage points. Tour the 12th-century castle that sits atop the mountain at almost 250 m (800 ft) above the city. Climb the castle towers for the best views of the Jesus monument overlooking the beautiful bay. Walk down to the city center through the historic port, where you can stop for a fresh seafood meal. Find out how to plan San Sebastian - Donostia trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • There is a lovely promenade around the base of the hill and with a swell the waves are amazing to watch , leaving the old town on the eastern side you get back to it again coming past the aquarium...  more »
  • Pleasant, very manageable, not too steep walk up to Mota Castle at the peak, beautiful views to the Bay as well as San Sebastian harbor; we found this a happy and necessary interlude to balance off...  more »
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  • Stiff walk to the top and worth the effort. Lovely view to the island in the middle of the bay, to Monte Igueldo (a nicer walk than the funicular on the other side of the bay) and across the town
  • Beautiful scenic view from the top. Worth the relatively quick walk. You don't need hiking shoes but flip flops won't do. You could probably summit in 30-40 minutes, but I'd suggest a leisurely hour each way.
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