San Sebastián

San Sebastián is the sixth Spanish town that attracts the most international conferences. With 186,000 inhabitants, it holds the same position as Los Angeles, Belfast, and Strasbourg in the ICCA global ranking.

Of great natural beauty, San Sebastián boasts 3 beaches, 3 mountains, one island, and the incomparable La Concha bay, as well as a privileged location, only 20 km from the French border.

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San Sebastián is an elegant, quiet capital, where you can enjoy walking everywhere.

Gastronomically, it is beyond compare. It is the town with the largest number of Michelin stars (16) per square metre in the world, and is regarded as the top gastronomic destination by Which? and SAVEUR magazines.

San Sebastián is an ideal destination for the MICE market:

landmark venues to hold meetings facing the Bay and the sea: historic buildings such as Palacio Miramar, San Telmo Museum, and the Victoria Eugenia Theatre, where history is experienced in every corner; modern, innovative architecture such as the Kursaal, two translucid cubes facing the sea, with a maximum seating capacity of 1,806; and the Basque Culinary Center, the first School of Gastronomic Sciences, to hold meetings and events with a culinary touch.

Real incentives to experience the millenary Basque culture: its gastronomy, from making pintxos to meeting with locals in the gastronomic societies; its culture and folklore, Film, Jazz, Classic Music festivals, surf, and endless cultural activities throughout the year; as well as its traditional sports: Basque pelota, boating races, sokatira (tug-of-war), aizkolariak (trunk cutting), and harrijasotaileak (stone lifting) are some of the sports competitions originating in old rivalries among farmers and fishermen. These are sports that require strength, precision, and teamwork.

More than 1,60 room in fully renovated 4* hotels in the town centre. Opening of 4 new hotels in the town centre in 2017 and up to 6 more hotels in coming years. Hotels with spectacular views of La Concha Bay, hotels focusing on the film stars who left their mark on the San Sebastián International Film Festival, hotels in luxury villas, and hotels with more than 100 years’ history… A wide range of options for all preferences and needs.

Good connections to Madrid airport – 7 daily flights – and through Bilbao Airport to the main European capitals.

In the last five years, more than 570 meetings were held in our town as a destination for their events, and more than 160,000 participants have enjoyed San Sebastián.

Moreover, it is the Basque destination most highly rated by congress participants in the Basque Regional Government’s IBILTUR MICE satisfaction survey.

The San Sebastián Tourism & Convention Bureau is the perfect partner to hold a meeting, as it works with more than 300 partner companies, including infrastructures, hotels, restaurants, conference services, etc. It offers qualified, impartial information, professional advice, and extensive experience in the MICE sector, in which it has worked since 1988.

CONTACT DETAILS

City Name: San Sebastián
Region: PAIS VASCO
Organization: San Sebastián Turismo & Convention Bureau
Address: Boulevard 8
City: Donostia / San Sebastián
Zipcode: 20003
Phone: 943 481 466
Web: sansebastiancongress.com/es/cb-inicio
Mail: bureau@donostia.eus
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sansebastian.turismo
Twitter: twitter.com/SSTurismo
Pinterest: es.pinterest.com/visitssebastian/

CONTACT PERSON

Name: María José Beltrán de Guevara Villar
Position: Responsable Convention Bureau
Mail: bureau@donostia.eus

 

HOTELS (3, 4 & 5 stars)

Total Number of Hotels: 17
Total Number of Rooms: 1752
Total Number of Beds: 3369
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 400
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 500
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INCOMING AGENCIES

Total Number: 21
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MEETING MAXIMUM CAPACITY

Capacity of the largest meeting room

1806

Setting: Theater

Meeting Venues

Palacio de Congresos - Auditorio Kursaal

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 12
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 1806
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 1000

Recinto Ferial Ficoba

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 11
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 2500
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 18000

Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Gipuzkoa

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 7
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 250
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 250

Basque Culinary Center

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 11
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 200
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 200

Aquarium

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 3
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 167
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 400

Teatro Victoria Eugenia

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 4
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 900
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 500

Eureka! Zientzia Museoa

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 6
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 350
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 900

Estadio de Anoeta

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 5
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 32767
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 400

Cámara de Gipuzkoa

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 12
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 350
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 400

Olarain

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 7
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 180
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 100

Special Venues

Museo San Telmo

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 3
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 355
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 355

Museo Cristobal Balenciaga

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 7
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 850
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 1000

Palacio de Miramar

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 6
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 195
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 120

Hotel Maria Cristina

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 3
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 280
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 280

Hotel Mercure Monte Igueldo

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 4
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 250
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 250

GU

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 1
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 80
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 300

Hotel Barceló Costa Vasca

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 12
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 400
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 500

Bodegas de Txakolí

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 0
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 0
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 200

Sidrerías

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 0
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 0
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 450

Restaurante Beko Errota

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 0
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 0
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 750