Guipuzcoa is a province in Spain located in the region of Basque Country. The capital city of the province is San Sebastian. This city is located near the French Border of Spain which is only at a distance of 20 kilometers from the city. That has increased the importance of city historically and in the modern era as well.
San Sebastian is a beautiful city. It was the Summer Residence of Queen Maria in the 19th century. That promoted tourism, business, economy and overall appearance of the city in those times and things are very much maintained till now with many improvements. The city has the importance because many international events and festivals are held in the city from time to time.
San Sebastian is famous because it remained the best cosmopolitan city of Europe for some time in the 20th century. It is still between the good cosmopolitan cities of Europe and it’s great for shopping and spending times. There are some great restaurants offering great meals to visitors in the area. It is best to enjoy the food, culture and entertainment of the city during holidays.
There are many places of attraction in San Sebastian. Some of these include Area Romantic river, Buildings in the center of city that is built on the Belle Époque style, Cathedral del Buena Pastor, Koldo Mitxelena, San Telmo Museum, Iglesia de Santa Maria Church and the post office of the city. There is an old historic town as well as modern area of the city and both are worth spending great times.
The city of San Sebastian has the great importance for the showbiz world. The international awards and film festivals are held in this city. For the same reasons there are many celebrities that stay at San Sebastian from time to time. The city is very much of artistic nature for the same reasons and that makes the city more attractive for visitors.
There is notable French influence in the city of San Sebastian also. The villas near the train station portrays a view of that. Similarly there is a sculpture complex near the beach named as Playa de Ondarreta. This sculpture complex is known as Peine del Viento and its worth seeing. Apart from that there are places like Leisure Park, the gardens of Royal Palacio de Miramar palace and many other places in the city where tourists love to spend some excellent times.