Convent Garden

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Located in the old convent of the María Reparadora religious order (1905-2015) in the heart of the city and just a few steps away from the beach of La Concha.

The Convent of the Hermanas Reparadoras was designed by the architect Ramón Cortázar, who contributed to the design of a number of important buildings in the city, such as the tower of the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, the Bellas Artes theatre and the Kiosko del Boulevard. It has several multipurpose, flexible and versatile rooms. It has its own catering staff.

Outstanding features

Three areas: the Crypt (an attractive underground room that maintains its original appearance), the Patio and the Rooftop.

Maximum capacity

Banquet: 100 people
Cocktails: 200 people
Catering: In-house

 

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Chillida Leku Museum

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A universal sculptor born in San Sebastian, Eduardo Chillida worked in industrial furnaces to forge a career that was full of questions and that led him to win practically every award available to a sculptor. The Chillida Leku museum revolves around the 16th-century Zabalaga farmhouse remodelled by the sculptor himself, preserving its magnitude and essence.

The extensive gardens that surround it are home to a collection of 40 pieces of different shapes and sizes.

Outstanding features

The open-plan atrium, a versatile and multifunctional area of almost 2000 m2 for large events.

Maximum capacity

Meetings  
• Zabalaga farmhouse: 100 people

Banquet
• English-style villa, interior: 30 people
• Exterior covered area: 50 people
• Gardens: extensive 

 

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Hipodromoa

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The Hipodromoa was built during the First World War, at a time when there was no horse racing in Belgium, France and other European countries due to the conflict. The sports complex was inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII in 1916.

During the first half of the 20th century it was an important meeting point in the social life of the city and today numerous fans gather at the races that take place in summer.

Outstanding features

Natural grass track of 50,000 m2 , 290 stables and boxes, grandstands and box, offices and vocal booth.

Maximum capacity

Large area for a wide variety of events.
Catering: non-exclusive

 

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Palacio de Miramar

Palacio Miramar

Stands right on the Concha Bay, facing the beaches. Built to look like an English cottage. With a total surface, including the gardens, of 43,136 m², its style, location, setting and installations make this the perfect choice for meetings, receptions, cocktail parties and gala dinners.

Salas
NombreSuperficieAlturaCapacidad
Sala Julio Caro Baroja 180 m2  3,5 m 195 Clase
Comedor Real 120 m2 80 Clase
Salón de Música 115 m2 100 Banquete
80 Clase
120 Cocktail
Salón Blanco 93 m2 80 Banquete
60 Clase
90 Cocktail
Salón de Madera 88 m2 80 Banquete
60 Clase
90 Cocktail
Petit Salón 80 m2 60 Clase

 

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Basque Culinary Center

Basque Culinary Center

The Basque Culinary Center has a Faculty of Gastronomic Sciences and a Centre for Research and Innovation in Food and Gastronomy. The building is equipped with installations for holding business meetings, conventions, presentations, etc., accompanied when required by top-notch gastronomic activities: an auditorium for 200 people equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, a kitchen, waiting rooms, photography studio... for cookery demonstrations and conferences, and a multipurpose room of 140 m² for exhibitions, meetings of a business nature or otherwise, etc.…

Kursaal foyer

Kursaal foyer

The foyer of the Kursaal Congress Centre & Auditorium is a spectacular setting filled with light. In this space, the most striking and remarkable part of the building designed by the architect [Rafael Moneo], cocktails are served for up to 1,800 people; lunches, banquets and gala dinners are also available for a maximum of 1,500 guests.

San Sebastian Technology Park Hall

Gipuzkoa Science and Technology Park Hall

The Gipuzkoa Science and Technology Park Hall is located in the Central Building and can be used for all kinds of events (exhibitions, fairs, celebrations, etc.). It occupies an area of 605 m2 with a height of 6.5 metres and is bathed in natural light through a glass-covered surface of 560 m2.

Hotel María Cristina

Hotel María Cristina

The function rooms in the 5-star Hotel María Cristina have recently been renovated and restored to their original Belle Epoque splendour. They have also been equipped with high-tech audiovisual equipment for banquets, cocktail parties and meetings.

Miramar Palace

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A spectacular palace in the style of an English “cottage” located in front of La Concha bay. The Miramar Palace was built in 1893 at the request of the Spanish royalty, who spent their summers in San Sebastian. The palace was designed by the English architect Selden Wornum and its gardens are the work of the master gardener Pierre Ducasse.

The palace stands out for its history and architecture and above all for the views from its garden and the natural viewpoint looking over the bay and Santa Clara Island. For years it was the summer residence of Queen María Cristina until the city council acquired it in 1973.

Outstanding features

Noble areas that remain faithful to their original arrangement, such as the White Room, the Music Room, the Wood Room, the Petit Salon, the Library and the Royal Dining Room

Maximum capacity

Banquet: 400 people
Cocktails: 700 people
Catering: non-exclusive

 

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Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum

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The designer and dressmaker Cristóbal Balenciaga, considered one of the most important creators in the world of haute couture, was born in 1895 in the fishing village of Getaria, 29 km from San Sebastian. The village is home to the museum that pays homage to his life, career and style.

The museum houses a permanent collection of more than 3,000 garments designed by Balenciaga and is made up of two different areas: the Aldamar building, former residence of the Marquises of Casa Torre, and the large glazed enclosure that overlooks the coast.

Outstanding features

The open-plan atrium, a versatile and multifunctiona area of almost 2000 m2 for large events.

Maximum capacity

Cocktails: 950 people
Banquet: 900 people
Catering: non-exclusive

 

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San Telmo Museum

Museo San Telmo

With an exceptional location in the historic centre of San Sebastian, the San Telmo Museum is housed in two adjacent buildings from different historical periods: a Dominican convent from the 16th century and a contemporary building. It is one of the few buildings that survived the city’s fire in 1813. Later, the city council bought it and turned it into museum, inaugurated in 1932. After a restoration of the old building and the architectural extension to house new cultural areas, San Telmo was reopened in 2011 as the Museum of Basque Society.

Outstanding features

The presence of the grand canvases painted by the artist José María Sert.

Maximum capacity

Banquet: 355 people
Cocktails: 355 people
Catering: Bokado Catering

 

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Aquarium

Aquarium

Founded in 1908, today it is one of the most modern oceanographic museums in Europe. It is home to a total of 7,000 fish of 47 different species and has a large oceanarium with a 360° tunnel. In addition to being an aquarium, it also houses an exhibition that helps explain and contextualise the maritime and marine history of Gipuzkoa and San Sebastian.

Outstanding features

The Aquarium-Tour Route area covering 4,000 m2 on three floors and dominated by the tunnel which has a total length of 18 metres.

Maximum capacity

Banquet: 150 people
Cocktails: 400 people
Catering: Bokado Catering

 

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Victoria Eugenia Theatre

Teatro Victoria Eugenia

Since its inauguration in 1912 by Queen Victoria Eugenia, consort of King Alfonso XIII, it has hosted the most important cultural events of the city. It was the main stage for the International Film Festival until the year 2000 and here personalities such as Bette Davis, Lauren Bacall and Gregory Peck have received its most prestigious awards.

Capable of seating 900 people, the highlight of the main hall is its striking vault with eye-catching frescoes by the artist Ignacio Ugarte featuring his representation of the rising sun.

Outstanding features

The stage, which has an area of 310 m2 and occupies the entire back centre of the building, is a perfect place for cocktails and gala dinners

Maximum capacity

Banquet: 250 people
Cocktails: 450 people
Catering: Non-exclusive

 

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Kursaal terraces

Kursaal terraces

The Kursaal Congress Centre & Auditorium has more than 5,000 m2 in open outdoor terrace space, with marvellous views of the sea and the mouth of the River Urumea for holding all sorts of cultural activities, concerts, product launches, exhibitions, cocktail parties during the day or at night.

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Located in the beautiful and illustrious building belonging to the Royal Yacht Club of San Sebastian, a jewel of rationalist architecture which reproduces a ship moored at the dock. It was built in 1929 and has recently been declared a “Site of Cultural Interest” in the category of “Monument”.

Its spectacular glazed enclosed balcony offers the very best views over La Concha bay. The Bauhausstyle interior is the perfect place to enjoy its exquisite cocktails or its renowned catering.

Outstanding features

Open-plan room on a single floor, which can be divided into two separate rooms. Outdoor terrace with views of La Concha bay.

Maximum capacity

Banquet: 90 people
Cocktails: 350 people
Catering: In-house

 

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Frontón Galarreta Jai-Alai

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The Galarreta Jai-Alai pelota court is a spectacular venue for holding events.

As well as being in a place where you can watch one of the most spectacular forms of pelota played with a basket (called remonte), the court has outstanding facilities to hold all kinds of events.

  • Seats for 1,180 people.
  • A court that is 55 metres long and 14 metres wide, so you can set up any kind of stage, screen, structure etc.
  • Direct access to the court from the street.
  • 2 full bars (one on each floor).
  • 320 parking spaces