View from the top is back! After a little hiatus this series on my blog that shows you amazing views from the top from all over the globe is back with a bang! This weeks view from the top is coming to you from San Sebastian, a beautiful coastal town in the Basque Country in Spain.
Monte Igueldo is not to be missed during a trip to San Sebastian for the views alone. To get to the summit you take a slightly old and worn funicular for a small fee of €3 and once at the top you are instantly graced with panoramic views over San Sebastian beach and the rolling hills of the Basque Country.
Initially we thought once at the top there would be a viewing area and a cafe to eat, how wrong we were. What awaited us was a rather old and run down theme park with dodgems, horse rides and a rickety old roller coaster that you could ride for €2.50 which my husband happily did. It was all very quaint to be honest and would be a great pit stop for the kids.
There was also a fortified tower, a log flume, a cafe and a hotel! So there was a lot going on up here. But of course the best part was the view.
You could see San Sebastians curved beach in all it’s glory dotted with people from one end to another basking in the sunshine and soaking up the salt water.
You can also see over to Monte Urgall which is a large statue of Jesus on a hill (a view from the top post to follow).
Santa Clara island which is only 400m long and stands at 48m high is clearly visible as it is situated in between Monte Urgall and Monte Igueldo. You can catch a ferry from San Sebastian to this teeny tiny island every 30 minutes for an explore and of course a swim in this most inviting water.
We propped up and had a picnic and took in this most magnificent view and decided that there and then San Sebastian is s truly beautiful part of the world.
Have you been to San Sebastian and up to Monte Igueldo?
Check out my other ‘View from the top’ posts from all over the world.