San Sebastián

San Sebastian is a hidden gem in the North of Spain at 20 km from France, in the Basque Country.

The iconic La Concha Bay which so fascinated royalty at the beginning of last century, an innovative gastronomy awarded with 18 Michelín Stars that has gained fame the world over, a millenarian and unique Basque culture still alive, together with safety and elegance, make San Sebastian a great destination for professional events.

With a concentration of 22 researchers per 1.000 inhabitants and significant investment in R&D, San Sebastian is among the 200 capitals of the world with the highest scientific production according to Nature Magazine (4th position in Spain). The city annually hosts professional events for the exchange of knowledge, 60% of which are international.

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DONOSTIA, BAT BAKARRA MUNDUAN: Donostia / San Sebastián there is only one in the world. Beautiful, sumptuous, romantic, internationally recognized, Belle Époque, comfortable, a quality destination.

PASSION FOR KNOWLEDGE: One of the 200 main scientific cities in the world, with 22 researchers per 1,000 inhabitants, it is a destination capable of attracting talent of the highest level: two Nobel Laureates joined the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) in 2020.

GASTRONOMY, OUR SIGN OF IDENTITY: A pioneering project worldwide that brings gastronomy to the academic field with the creation of the first Faculty of Gastronomy in Spain and the first doctorate in the world at the Basque Culinary Center (BCC). Multiple traditional gastronomic experiences: pintxo, sagardotegi, txakolindegi, txoko, etc.

WE SPEAK THE OLDEST LANGUAGE IN EUROPE: Basque is the language around which the Basques created their own cultural universe that endures and celebrates deep-rooted traditions and festivals: regattas, Basque pelota, Jai Alai, harrijasotzaileak, etc.

SILENCE, WE´RE SHOOTING: San Sebastian is known for its long-standing international festivals and clear references in its genre such as the San Sebastian International Film Festival (68 editions), Jazzaldia (55 editions) and the Musical Fortnight (81 editions).

WE THINK GREEN: Local initiatives in favor of sustainable displacement (Mubil-electromobility center), the preservation of natural resources (Cristina-Enea Foundation), leading congresses such as Change the Change (2019), the certification of sustainable events (Erronka Garbia).

MORE THAN 30 YEARS IN THE MICE SECTOR: More than 60% of the conferences in San Sebastian are international, we have more than 300 partners, we bring together more than 70 ambassadors and we are a member of the leading associations in the sector: ICCA and SCB.

CONTACT DETAILS

City Name: Donostia / San Sebastián
Region: PAIS VASCO
Organization: Donostia San Sebastián Turismoa
Address: Boulevard 8
City: Donostia / San Sebastián
Zipcode: 20003
Phone: 943 481 466
Web: https://congress.sansebastianturismoa.eus
Mail: congress@donostia.eus

CONTACT PERSON

Name: María José Beltrán de Guevara Villar
Position: Responsable de Congresos y Eventos
Mail: congress@donostia.eus

 

HOTELS (3, 4 & 5 stars)

Total Number of Hotels: 31
Total Number of Rooms: 2.489
Total Number of Beds: 4.747
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 450
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 500
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INCOMING AGENCIES

Total Number: 10
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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

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