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Address: Avda. de Zurriola 1, 20002 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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Great location for a stroll

I haven't been inside this auditorium (closed then) as they say its a multi purpose mix of exhibition and cultural events, auditorium. But my friends and I have toured outside... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2016

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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

I haven't been inside this auditorium (closed then) as they say its a multi purpose mix of exhibition and cultural events, auditorium. But my friends and I have toured outside and it seems to be a modern structure in a historical setting as the city itself is composed of very old buildings and infrastructures in the Basque country of Spain.

Thank rvfb
San Ramon, California
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667 reviews
246 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We crossed the bridge from old town to check out this very odd and seemingly out of place conference center near Zurriola Beach. We couldn't get near it because there was some kind of film festival going on. Police and security guards were all over the place, as were red carpets and some very expensive cars (George Clooney was reportedly... More 

Thank Rob M
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167 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

The 2 cube design by architect Rafael Moneo is supposed to “perpetuate the geography and emphasize the harmony between the natural and the artificial”, but that all seems to be lost on us. But, hey, what do we know…the imposing buildings won the Contemporary Architecture Prize Mies van der Rohe, due to “the exceptional character” of the project and its... More 

Thank Angelo G
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

I would not have gone here other then for a conference. in my view it was a shame that they built it in this style supposedly to represent the breakwaters after Franco pulled down the original casino

Thank ran73957
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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1,521 reviews
740 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 709 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

When I first saw this building I must admit that my first thoughts included the expected adjectives "modern", "contemporary", "innovative" etc, and I felt as though I should automatically admire this structure. The more I saw of it however, the more I came to the conclusion that it is actually not a nice looking building at all. I haven't been... More 

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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

I do not know why this is a tourist attraction; it is a boring looking building with little to it. Unless one was going for the concerts inside which I doubt one would be if travelling, then not really worth seeing.

Thank Henry P
Brussels, Belgium
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422 reviews
206 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Most of the time during our stay in San Sebastian, we kept ourselves to the old part of the city, and on our last day, we could no longer contain our curiosity. We crossed the bridge to see what this strange building was, and what was going on the other side. We walked first on the back side of the... More 

Thank Exelcis
Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Ugly building obscuring the beach. Surrounding attractions are many, however: the bridge, watching the tide, the ice cream shop across the bridge, the art gallery across the road..

Thank Chloe M
Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2015

So lucky to catch the last concert of the August music festival, the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra with tickets bought just 2 days ahead, from the Kursaal office (96 euros for 2, NZ 175). Wonderful auditorium, easily accessible; be prepared for locals using their fans throughout the concert (it was very hot)-they were very polite and gracious to us visitors. A... More 

Thank Helen H
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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268 reviews
199 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015

The film festival was on during my stay and this was where the action was happening. Near the sea front. You cannot miss it. Plenty of people around.

Thank GrahamGrape

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