This is a large aerial town plan of the coastal city of San Sebastián in Spain. It is projected as a bird’s-eye-view at a slight angle, with individual building and pictorial detail. It was published to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the city’s commemoration.
San Sebastián is located in the Basque Autonomous Community, Spain. It lies on the coast of the Bay of Biscay, 12 miles from the French border.
The main economic activities of the city are commerce and tourism, and it is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Spain. Despite the city’s small size, events such as the San Sebastián International Film Festival have given it an international dimension. San Sebastián, along with Wrocław, Poland, was the European Capital of Culture in 2016.
As seen on the map, San Sebastián is situated in a nexus of varied geographic features, including three picturesque beaches, Concha, Ondarreta, and Zurriola. The city sits at the mouth of the River Urumea, Donostia was built to a large extent on the river’s wetlands over the last two centuries. In fact, the city centre and the districts of Amara Berri and Riberas de Loiola lie on the former bed of the river, which was diverted to its current canalized course in the first half of the 20th century. At the same time the town is surrounded by easily accessible hilly areas: Urgull (adjacent to the old part of the city), Mount Ulia (extending east to Pasaia), Mount Adarra (south of the city) and Igeldo (overlooking Concha Bay from the west).