Peine del Viento, San Sebastian - Donostia

Watch the waves crash over the modern iron sculptures created by famous Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida at Peine del Viento. Built at the western tip of the Bay of Biscay between 1975 and 1977, the three-piece installation marks the end of the promenade around the bay, giving you a sense of destination once you have arrived there. With frequent winds churning up the Atlantic Ocean, you stand a good chance of catching a lively display of churning water around the sculptures. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Sebastian - Donostia using our trip planner.
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  • I do not think you can leave San Sebastian without having seen the work of Eduardo Chillida, the Peine del Viento, the Comb of the Wind. After a pleasant walk, at the end of the beach Ondarreta, under Mount Igeldo, you will meet the perhaps best known work of Chillida, located at this point in 1977, with the collaboration of the architect Luis Pea Ganchegui. Three "pieces" make up the Peine del Viento, which look like oxidized steel knots or broken rings of a chain or stylized arms or whatever they concoplate, clinging to the dark rocks, with which they form a whole of great emotional impact, at least for me. If one considers that the point at which the work was installed is often beaten by rushing sea waves crashing on the rocks, it is well understood the meaning of the name, Comb of the Wind. I had no idea that the area in front of the ondarreta end was made up of a series of granite terraces, on the basis of which there is a series of circular holes, through which, with a system of pipes connected to the sea below, the voice comes out, for the joy of the children who jump on it, but also of the great ones waiting for the echo and, in the case of rough seas, also a puff of tiny particles of pulverized water. I had seen something similar to Zara, but here in San Sebastian everything seemed even more fascinating; for me, perfect in its beauty.
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  • Very beautiful place to visit in Donostia. It's a little bit far away from the center but it's worth it. You can see the power of the ocean clashing with the rocks making amazing waves.
  • It's beautiful. Better when the wind is strong and makes the waves crash against the wall
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