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. Plan trip to San Sebastian - Donostia with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • Although I picked the hottest day of my trip to climb this it was worth it. It's not strenuous and the views are fabulous from the top. Reminded me slightly of christ the redeemer in Rio (obviously...  more »
  • getting to the top takes longer than expected, but it's very well worth to reach the Mota Castle and enjoy the beautiful sights over the city and the ocean.  more »
  • 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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