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post #31 of 55
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Places close by Biarritz, the Pyrenees, Bilbao, Guernica (not much to see but seeing where it is), Pamplona (depending on when you are there). I would say spend your time in San Sebastian and when you need a change of scenery go up into the Pyrenees if the weather is good or to Bilbao if it is not.

How about Getaria on the coast?
post #32 of 55
1. Noma, Copenhagen
2. El Bulli, Spain
3. The Fat Duck, Bray
4. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona
5. Mugaritz, Errenteria Gipuzkoa
6. Osteria Francescana, Modena
7. Alinea, Chicago
8. Daniel, New York
9. Arzak, San Sebastian
10. Per Se, New York
11. Le Chateaubriand, Paris
12. La Colombe, Cape Town
13. Pierre Gagnaire, Paris
14. Hotel de Ville, Crissier, Switzerland
15. Le Bernardin, New York
16. L'Astrance, Paris
17. Hof van Cleve, Belgium
18. D.O.M, Sao Paolo, Brazil
19. Oud Sluis, Netherlands
20. Le Calandre, Padua
21. Steirereck, Vienna
22. Vendome, Gladbach, Germany
23. Chez Dominique, Helskinki
24. Les Créations de Narisawa, Tokyo
25. Mathias Dahlgren, Stockholm
26. Momofuku Ssam Bar, New York
27. Quay, Sydney
28. Iggy's, Singapore
29. L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Paris
30. Schloss Schauenstein, Switzerland
31. Le Quartier Francais, Franschhoek, South Africa
32. The French Laundry, Yountville
33. Martin Berasategui, San Sebastian, Spain
34. Aqua, Germany
35. Combal Zero, Rivoli
36. Dal Pescatore, Milan
37. De Librije, Netherlands
38. Tetsuya's, Sydney
39. Jaan par Andre, Singapore
40. Il Canto, Sienna
41. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athenee, Paris
42. Oaxen Skärgårdskrog, Sweden
43. St John, London
44. La Maison Troisgros, Roanne
45. wd~50, New York
46. Biko, Mexico City
47. Die Schwarzwaldstube, Baiersbronn im Schwarzwald
48. Nihonryori RyuGin, Tokyo
49. Hibiscus, London
50. Eleven Madison Park, New York
post #33 of 55
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Booked Arzak and Zubercoa for our three day trip. Also doing a Pinchos tour one afternoon.

Just an FYI, Mugaritz burned down. ;(
post #34 of 55
Arzak is really good, but brace yourself for uneven service.


- B
post #35 of 55
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Arzak is really good, but brace yourself for uneven service.


- B

So I hear, I'll be crossing my fingers.
post #36 of 55
I love Spain. Barcelona would have been my first suggestion. The Miro museum is one of my favorites for how they show his work by historical progression from his untrained childhood drawings through young adulthood spent mastering classical techniques to his increased efforts/achievements at simplification. But if you'll be based in San Sebastian, you could see the Guggenheim in Bilbao (one hr SW of SS). A half day trip is probably enough. I loved it. Went w/ my brother who's an architect and just marveled at the building. We also went to Lourdes is about a two hour drive east through some gorgeous scenery. Didn't see Ignatius of Loyola's hometown, but wish I had.
post #37 of 55
Will be in Barcelona for a few days in a couple of weeks. Any recommendations for hostels to stay, nightlife, and touristy things to do would be great. I am f'in excited to check out Barca.
post #38 of 55
I'm wondering if Madrid in mid-august is a complete waste of time? What about Barcelona?
post #39 of 55
I don't know where people are eating in Barcelona if they're paying 100 euros for tapas.
Tourist traps by the sounds of it.
Get yourself the Timeout guide and go to the red starred cheap places.

I was eating fresh seafood platters for two, 20 euros. The area was extremely dodgy though...
post #40 of 55
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Arzak is really good, but brace yourself for uneven service.


- B

Ah, the American obsession with 'service'

In Yurp we live & let live.
post #41 of 55
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Ah, the American obsession with 'service'

In Yurp we live & let live.



You have now convinced me that you are one of the thankless reviewer minions of the Michelin Guide.


- B
post #42 of 55
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Thread update.

Going to San Sebastian for 4 days for some sun and food. Mugaritz and Arzak in addition to a pinchos tour is on the schedule. Any other places worth checking out?

Sounds like you've got the food covered. For art, check out the Chillida sculptures. For a view, climb the hill at the eastern entrance to the bay at sunset. Pretty spectactular to watch the boats coming in.

Buen provecho!
post #43 of 55
I'm a Media Economics student and will spend a semester abroad at one of our partner universities in Barcelona as of April-1th next year, if I perform well and if all goes smoothly. If their wasn't such a mad dash for it and if the waiting list wasn't that long, I already would have gone this year and would probably chillax in "my" beautiful finca in an affluent suburb ( San Cugat del Vallès ) right now, munch some tapas, have a few glasses of the finest Gran Reserva and let things sliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiide. I miss Spain. I haven't been there since exactly 6 years by now...
post #44 of 55
I remember when my parents and I drove to the Costa del Sol back in the late 70s, san sebastian was a brief stop after we crossed the border and I only have memories of a shithole town... It looks like things have changed a lot in 35 years.

!luc
post #45 of 55
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You have now convinced me that you are one of the thankless reviewer minions of the Michelin Guide.


- B

Rather, each reviewer minion is one of us.
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