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All reviews worth the climb free museum small museum nice hike statue of christ easy hike great view of the city steep steps take your time worth the effort old town walk up san telmo sunny day couple of hours la concha beach castle
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited in the morning, at around 9am, but I only imagine views would be gorgeous at sunset. Trek up winding stone paths on this hill, surrounded by gorgeous flowers and lush greenery and be rewarded with a view of the bay. Be careful if...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank eudaimonia-sg
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is worth the trek. There are apparently two entrances. We went up the one by Museo de San Telmo. There are numerous places to take wonderful pics of the city. The climb is not difficult however if you have mobility issues would not advise...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ledezmacjl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This 404-feet-high hill looms at the eastern end of La Concha Bay, overlooking the city's Old Quarter. A 39-foot-tall statue of Christ blessing San Sebastian stands at the highest point and is one of the city's symbols. I walked around the hill's base on Paseo...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Rumples
Reviewed 9 February 2019 via mobile

Wonderful walk, the entire hill is very fairy tale like, especially the old cementery is magical. Beware if you're in January/February - access to Mount Urgull is closed if the weather is bad. I tried three times before finally succeeding to enter because the week...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Miriam K
Reviewed 23 January 2019

We were in San Sebastian on New Years Day and decided to hike to the top of Monte Urgull. I have a weak ankle but we meandered and enjoyed the stops along the way. There many written historical notes along the way and it was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Judi S
Reviewed 10 January 2019

This hike was great for a nice view of the city and La Concha from above. There are numerous routes up to the castle at the top, some with steps, others more gradual but longer distance. We went down the backside of the hill on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RedMountainAVA
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

Don’t miss out on this amazing area! If you see stairs use that path! The small paths brings you amazing views !

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LarsRasmussenDK
Reviewed 3 January 2019

What a great view from the top of Monte Urgull, not sure we found the most direct way up or down, but it was worth it, the views from the top over the bay are stunning. The paths are a little uneven in places, steep...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Richsawsedges
Reviewed 19 December 2018

A fairly challenging walk, up and downhill, sometimes on uneven ground not recommended for all. The views get even better as you climb to the top on the winding paths and trails, by the peak they are breathtaking. Great statue at the top and unbelievable...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank ScottyG81
Reviewed 15 December 2018

It was great to get out of the town for an hour or two, and walk up here to get some great views of the city. There are a few different routes up and the views at the top are worth it, as is the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Najwa K
8 July 2016|
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Response from JandR711 | Reviewed this property |
Some public parking nearby but not at base of path. You can drive to the top but takes away from the experience.
3 April 2016|
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Response from Helen H | Reviewed this property |
Think the Street where you board the bus is Salamanca by the river