Plaza de la Constitución

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Plaza de la Constitución

Plaza de la Constitución | Wikicommons. Autor: José Luis Filpo Cabana

Plaza de la Constitución | Wikicommons. Autor: José Luis Filpo Cabana

The Plaza de la Constitución, located in the heart of the old town of San Sebastián  It is one of the most emblematic and crowded places in the city. With its neoclassical architecture and vibrant atmosphere, the square has been the scene of countless events and is a meeting point for locals and visitors alike. Built in the 19th century, the place has had various uses over the years. One of the most notable was its function as a bullring, which explains the numbers that can still be seen on the windows of the buildings that surround the plaza; numbers indicating the boxes from where the bullfight could be witnessed. 

Speaking of the design of the square, it follows a neoclassical style. The building of the old town hall stands out, with its imposing façade and its characteristic clock. The surrounding buildings, with their balconies and the already mentioned numbers give the square a particular aspect. The square is one of the busiest places in the city throughout the year. Surrounded by bars, restaurants and shops, it is the perfect place to enjoy a pintxo, a drink or simply to watch people come and go. 

The building that stands out the most in the square is the old town hall whose façade and clock have witnessed all kinds of events over the years. Not only has it hosted bullfights, but it has also been the epicenter of essential festivities for the people of San Sebastian. One of the most iconic that is held here in the city. he is the beginning  de la Tamborrada, every January 20, where the city unites in an overflowing festive spirit. 

The Plaza de la Constitución is not only a geographical point in San Sebastián, it is also a synthesis of its history, its culture and its life daily. A visit to this city would not be complete without strolling through this emblematic place and absorbing the essence of San Sebastian that is there. resides.

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