Donostia / San Sebastián is a medium-sized city with 185,000 inhabitants. It is a tourist city, eminently commercial, a city of services and congresses. Over the last few years, Donostia / San Sebastián has been at the forefront of European cities that base their development on comprehensive support for science, technology, sustainable development and culture. Its appointment as European Capital of Culture in 2016 endorses the commitment of the city.
With an orderly urban distribution and short distances, Donostia / San Sebastián is perfect for walking, with wide pedestrian spaces, greenbelts and walking paths that extend along its entire coastline, from end to end.
The city, with an important international tourist tradition that goes back to the nineteenth century, has a wide availability of clean public transportation, great architectural icons like the Congress Palace and Kursaal Auditorium, a variety of hotels and, above all, a gastronomic creativity that has become a worldwide reference.