Congress and events ranking
Seventh highest-rated Spanish city in the international congress ranking
The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), the most prestigious body in the field of congresses and conventions, lists San Sebastián as the seventh highest-rated Spanish city in the international congress ranking, only ranked lower than larger cities and those with greater infrastructures, such as Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia.
San Sebastián has become one of the neurological centres of important medical, scientific and cultural events. This figure continues to rise, with increasing numbers of national and international events choosing to move to the Capital of Culture, attracted by the scientific, technological and societal progress made by the city.
Main events and congresses organised in San Sebastián
European capital of Culture 2016
Around 3,000 events.
Closing ceremony: More than twenty music, dance, micro-theatre and projection events for an audience of 3,000 people (in Tabakalera)..
European capital of Rugby for veterans
13th edition of the rugby for veterans tournament: 1500 players from 60 different teams deriving from 18 countries.
International Climate Change Conference
Change the Change: with 600 attendees and more than 50 different speakers, under the framework of the United Nations’ initiative.
Opening ceremonies and multitudinous events
Opening ceremony of the San Sebastián Film Festival
175.011 spectators. 44 countries.
194 films and 628 projections.
Donosti Cup opening ceremony
Since 1992 / July
High-placed destination in the most important rankings
The biggest international travel rankings have chosen San Sebastián as one of the world’s best travel and congress destinations.
San Sebastián remains the highest-ranked Basque city for congress and convention tourists, in all aspects analysed in the study
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