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Invierno Winter 2018 |

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a Tamborrada is San Sebastian’s favourite holiday. The festivities start at midnight on January 19th, when the Feast of Saint Sebastian begins. For twenty-four hours, the city is transformed as lively troupes of ‘soldiers and cooks’ march the streets, beating drums and barrels to the sound of the tunes of local composer Sarriegi. The best way to join in this unique holiday is to join the locals for a celebratory dinner. And there is no better place to do so than at Hotel María Cristina, a Luxury

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Enjoy the city’s biggest holiday at María Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel Collection Hotel, and one of the city’s most beautiful and iconic venues. The hotel has played an important role in the history and culture of San Sebastian since it opened in 1912. The hotel celebrates the city’s annual highlight in style. Guests take a guided tour of the city and learn about its traditions by day, followed by a sensational festive dinner and party at Hotel María Cristina in the evening. The offer includes accommodation in a double room, a buffet breakfast for two,

a guided tour of the city on January 19th, followed by a gala dinner in the evening, featuring live drumming courtesy of Tamborrada el Cantábrico, one of the city’s most representative companies, plus music and a free bar until 3 am. A traditional supper of garlic soup, and hot chocolate with churros is served at the end of the evening.

The hotel celebrates the city’s annual highlight in style Jai Alai Basque pelota, or Jai alai, is an important feature of Basque culture. As an introduction to this spectacular sport, Hotel María Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel is offering a two-night stay in San Sebastian, which includes a visit to the Galarreta fronton, a popular Jai Alai venue. Guests will be taken on a guided tour of the complex and see how the sport is played. They will also have the opportunity to try on the ‘cesta’, or basket, and try their luck on the ‘cancha’. They will also learn how the balls and baskets are handcrafted by Basque artisans and, finally, they’ll attend a game.

TOUR MAGAZINE - GIPUZKOA Nº79  

LA REVISTA DE OCIO Y TURISMO QUE SE DISTRIBUYE EN LAS HABITACIONES DE LOS HOTELES DE 3, 4 Y 5 ESTRELLAS DE GIPUZKOA.

TOUR MAGAZINE - GIPUZKOA Nº79  

LA REVISTA DE OCIO Y TURISMO QUE SE DISTRIBUYE EN LAS HABITACIONES DE LOS HOTELES DE 3, 4 Y 5 ESTRELLAS DE GIPUZKOA.

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