|Loaf of white bread||$1.33|
|Chicken breasts at the market||$12.11|
|Milk (1 liter)||$1.09|
|Mid range bottle of wine||$8.14|
San Sebastian, which is also known as Donostia, is a coastal city in Spain. The city is located on the shore of the Bay of Biscay and is very popular among tourists for its beaches and the San Sebastián International Film Festival. The city is well connected via train, air and bus. The nearest airport, San Sebastian, is just 20 km away from the city center and although it’s a small airport, finding cheap flights to Donostia should not be a problem. The best way to take a look around the city is on foot or by bicycle. Taxis are available, but you should take them from taxi stops only. You can’t stop a running taxi by waving your hands as it’s against the law. There are many hotels in Donostia, suiting the budget of every type of tourists.
There are many beaches in the city and the most famous of them all are La Concha and Onderreta. These beaches offer you a tranquil environment and help you wash away the tiredness of a long flight journey. However, if you are a surfing lover, then after reaching the town via cheap flights to Donostia, go to Zurriola and enjoy the adventure it offers.
After getting refreshed, you can start your sightseeing tour by going to the Basilica of Santa Maria. The church has two towers and though it was originally built following Romanesque style, when it was extended in the 16th century, architects followed Gothic and Renaissance styles. Your next destination should be Miramar Royal Palace. It was designed by the famous English architect Selden Wornun but he could not complete his work. Later, Benito Olasagasti completed the design under the command of the architect José Goicoa. The palace has three floors and a basement.
The largest church of the city is Buen Pastor Cathedral and it is worth a visit. The church was designed by architect Manuel de Echave and it was inaugurated in 1897. The Cathedral is very well decorated and features items like gargoyles, stained glass windows and pinnacles.
End your Donostia tour by visiting the San Telmo Municipal Museum. The museum is divided into three sections featuring items belonging to fine art and archeology. You should see the museum properly to get an understanding of the local history.