Euskadi, as the Basque Country is known in Basque, is a small country but with a strong identity. With a history stretching back over 5,000 years, Euskadi has a distinctive culture and a language that is unique in the world. Euskadi is today a modern country that has managed to adapt to the times and is at the forefront of Europe in terms of quality of life and sustainable human development.
Basque (Euskera), A LANGUAGE OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN
The Basque language (Euskera) is spoken on both sides of the Western Pyrenees, covering regions both in Spain and France, and it is the oldest language in Europe. Even now, its origins are still a mystery. According to linguists, it is a genetically isolated language, i.e. it does not belong to any known language family.
The Donostia - San Sebastián Tourist Office gives you the opportunity to go on official tours of traditional historic local businesses and see their local craftsmen at work. These tours are organised in small groups and are offered in your own language. You are invited to cooperate with the city and its environment, its people and its small local businesses. For sustainable tourism in a sustainable city.
One of the most common ways to reach San Sebastián is by plane. There are five airports: San Sebastián, Bilbao, Vitoria - Gasteiz, Pamplona and Biarritz (France), not more than 100km from San Sebastián.