San Sebastian Parks and Gardens

(Donostia - San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, Spain)

A beach park in San Sebastian pictureMany important areas of green can be found throughout the city of San Sebastian, with parks, gardens and city squares all providing secluded spots away from busy city life. San Sebastian's Miramar Palace (Palacio de Miramar) is home to one of the area's most stunning landscaped gardens, while the Aiete Park (Parque Aiete), in southern San Sebastian, is particularly appealing for children, with playground areas and ponds.

Also worthy of a visit, San Sebastian's spreading Cristina Enea Park (Parque de Cristina Enea) offers a range of sports facilities and recreational areas. Here are San Sebastian's main parks and gardens.

Palacio de Miramar's landscaped gardens in San Sebastian picture

Miramar Palace (Palacio de Miramar)

Address: Paseo de Miraconcha, 48, San Sebastian (Donostia), Guipuzcoa, 20007, Spain
Tel: +34 943 21 9022
The beautiful Palacio de Miramar is best known for its superb landscaped gardens, which offer impressive views across the bay and beyond. Dating back to the end of the 19th century, the palace gardens feature many mature specimens and exotic plants. Miramar Palace itself is worth visiting, and contains numerous elaborately decorated rooms and antiques.
Open hours: daily - 07:00 to 20:00
Admission: free

Aiete Park (Parque Aiete)

Address: Paseo Aiete, San Sebastian (Donostia), Guipuzcoa, 20009, Spain
Tel: +34 943 21 8603
Popular with families and all ages, Aiete Park stands on the southern outskirts of San Sebastian. Once the grounds of the late 19th-century Aiete Palace (Palacio de Aiete), the gardens incorporate a lake with waterfowl, ponds, waterfalls, a playground area for children, giant trees in an arboretum-type setting, a coffee shop and trails.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 19:00
Admission: free

Cristina Enea Park (Parque de Cristina Enea)

Address: Paseo del Duque de Mandas, San Sebastian (Donostia), 20012, Spain
Cristina Enea Park is a vast parkland, offering a range of recreational activities, a large lake and scenic views. With walking trails, secluded seating, picnic spots and sports facilities, the Parque de Cristina Enea is just a short trip from Sebastian city centre and is popular with both locals and visitors in the area.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 19:00
Admission: free