Explore the terraces of the city's most important square.
At the heart of the Old Town.
This huge square is located in the centre of San Sebastián's historic quarter and is one of its liveliest areas. Its terraces and bars are very popular. In addition, the city flag is raised here at the start of every 'Aste Nagusia' (Great Week). It is also the place where the traditional drum parade in honour of the city's patron saint starts and finishes. The square is the work of the architect Pedro Manuel de Ugartemendía. It was built after the devastating fire of 1813, which reduced many buildings and monuments to ashes. Today it is known locally as "la Consti".
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