Donostia: Chosen as one of the most romantic cities in the world

Old Town (Parte Vieja), Donostia San Sebastián
Old Town (Parte Vieja), Donostia San Sebastián

The prestigious National Geographic magazine has selected San Sebastian as one of the 19 most romantic destinations in the world, in a list that also includes places such as the Yucatán, Neuschwanstein Castle and Rio de Janeiro. Information from

In a short description of the Basque city, the magazine focuses on and praises its gastronomy in particular. In this respect, it highlights that it has the highest number of Michelin-starred restaurants per square metre in Europe.

It also celebrates the fact that the old quarter of San Sebastian is famous for its delicious snacks, the pintxos, and recommends consulting the restaurant blackboards to find out the daily specials while strolling through its charming streets.

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Donostia San Sebastián is the only Spanish city to have been selected with this merit

To be included in the list of the most romantic cities in the world, National Geographic has determined a series of aspects to be fulfilled: The charm of the city, the landscapes or the gastronomy.

The famous magazine has considered and valued the characteristic gastronomy of San Sebastian for this distinction: it encourages its readers not to miss a visit to the Old Part to enjoy some good pintxos.

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