Playa de Zurriola from Ulia mountain

It is not uncommon for locals to refer to the neighborhood of Gros as el barrio de moda — roughly translated as the “it” or “cool” neighborhood. I must admit, I have been hearing this refrain for at least five years — so it’s “it” factor must have real longevity.

Directly to the east of the Parte Vieja and Centro and a quick jaunt over the Rio Urumea, the neighborhood is a vital city hub. A dynamic, buzzing residential district dotted with bustling restaurants, bars, and shops.

Walking through Gros, you are amazed by the variety of urban sights and experiences transitioning quickly from Art Nouveau to Art Deco to functional late 20th century housing.

Gros from Puente Santa Catalina

And not only does the architecture change, but there are plenty of pedestrianized shopping streets catering to a wide variety of tastes and needs — fashion and gastronomic.

And, with Playa de la Zurriola – one of the best surfing beaches in the Basque Country bordering Gros to the north, you will also bump into surfing and skating rental, fashion, and accessory stores.

Ultimately, this is a major residential district dominated by locals. As such, you will delight in sauntering through its streets and uncovering hidden gems.

Our Tours

A triad of tours offering you the choice of a pure pintxo crawl, some city exploration mixed in, or a traditional Basque rustic experience. All tours are limited to a maximum of 6 people.

€ 149

Pintxo de Yema con Hongos

Pintxos Tour

Wind your way through the charming narrow streets of Parte Vieja savoring the culinary classics and lesser-known dishes of this gastronomic haven.

€ 149

Bar Arrate

City Walk + Pintxos Tour

A personalized stroll through the gorgeous city of Donostia-San Sebastián – peppered by visits to some hidden gems and neighborhood joints.

€ 180

Pouring cider from a barrel into a glass

Cider House Tour

Experience one of the oldest and most traditional Basque meals along with unlimited apple cider served in a rustic, farmhouse setting.
Have some questions?
Drop us a note...

Comments are closed.