Urgull Mendia (pride mountain)
Donosti (San Sebastian) has in the both sides close to the sea, two hills. Seeing the sea, in the left, Igueldo. In the rigth, Urgull Mendia. Both are an exemple as can nature and urban world live together. In both, you'll have a sigth of all Donosti. Only you must to walk up. Take it easy. Urgull mendia means "pride mountain", in Gascogne. This variety of occitan was spoken in Donosti in the XIX century, and you can find some local names with gascony roots. In fact, sapnish is a historical newer language in this city.
Donosti té dos Pujols a cada extrem de la ciutat, a la platja. a l'esquerra l'Igueldo. A la reta l'Urgull Mendia. Ambdós són un exemple de com la natura i la cuitat poden conviure. I des d'ambdós hi ha una gran vista de la ciutat. "Urgull Mendia" vol dir Mont Orgull, en gascó, l'idioma romanx parlat a Sant sebastià fins fa poc.
Velodromo Anoeta (Velodrome)
We came across the Velodrome as it was the venue for our second Pearl Jam show. It's about twenty minutes drive from the city centre, next to the "Real Sociedad" Stadium.
We've been to better venues regarding facilities & comfort, but as the show was excellent we just forgot about it!
The Urgull Mount
When watching the ocean from Concha Beach, you'll see a mount on your right : it's this one, called Urgull. At the top of it, after a nice walk all along the "Paseo Nuevo", you reach a statue of Jesus, a former defensive position (plenty of canons) and the nice garden of the "Castillo de la Mota" (Castle of the mount).
San Telmo Museum
Charming museum in the old town. The former Dominican convent of San Telmo, the museum was moved there in 1932. It had also been used as an artillery barracks. The museum exhibits fine arts, archeology, ethnography and history. Of particular interest is the replica of a Basque farmhouse complete with cows in the kitchen. In the fine art section there were paintings of El Greco and Rubens. There is also a section of local artists from different time periods. And it is free.
San Sebastian is the gastronomic heaven of Spain, the pintxos are absolutely delicious as well as the sidra and the txakoli.
San Debastian, called Donostia in Basque, is the capital of Guipúzcoa which is a province of the Basque Country. The other two are called Alava and Viscaya. San Sebastian has got 180.000 inhabitants.
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