San Sebastián’s Monte Igeldo: how to climb it and what to do
onte Igeldo isn’t just one of the symbols of San Sebastián, but also on if its main tourist attractions. And with good reason! The best views of la Concha bay always come along with this inseparable mountain to the west of the city. Would you like to uncover its secrets? Belowe we’ll give you some tips for how to make the most of your visit. A lovely walk along San Sebastián’s maritime path is within easy reach if you stay at our central boutique hotel in Donostia. Before you know it, you’ll be at Monte Igeldo!
Go up in the centennial funicular
The fun starts even before you reach the peak of Monte Igeldo. To get there, you can take a charming funicular with more than 100 years of history behind it. Made of wood and with a vintage look, this transportation choice will take you decades back in time.
Another option is to climb Monte Igeldo on the road, but we recommend the funicular so that you’ll be able to say you’ve been on the oldest funicular in the Basque country, which dates back to 1912.
Enjoy yourself at the amusement park
Whether you’re traveling with children or not, Monte Igeldo will be a great find. You’ll discover that it is host to a marvelous amusement park with fun for the whole family. There are 20 attractions in total, so there’s no room for boredom. These include a roller coaster, bumper cars, a haunted house, the River of Mystery and the Laugh Path. As you can see, adrenaline, fear, and laughter are assured. Have you decided which one you’ll try first?
Enjoy the best views
If you still want more, just go to the fantastic lookout on Monte Igeldo. Get your camera ready because you’re about to see one of San Sebastián’s most iconic views.
Keep your eyes peeled and look at every detail. You’ll see the charming la Concha beach, and also Monte Urgull and Santa Clara island. These views may look familiar because you’ll find them on postcards all over Donostia. If you’ve worked up an appetite, you’ll find some pinxtos nearby with amazing views at the Karrusel Gastro-Bar. The finishing touch to a perfect day!
I hope you enjoy an unforgettable stay at the Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra en San Sebastián!
If there is anything we can assist you with please do not hesitate to ask our staff.
Elena Estomba Garín
Assistant General Manager at Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra