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Located on the western end of La Concha Bay, Monte Igueldo is a hit with travelers for its arresting vistas and attractions at the summit (just a few reasons why visitors preferred Monte Igueldo to Monte Urgull). At the top, you can get an eyeful of La Concha Bay, Monte Urgull (situated directly across from Monte Igueldo) as well as panoramic views of the Bay of Biscay. An amusement park also sits at its peak, offering everything from a sky-high rollercoaster to fun houses to go-carts.

Travelers say the views from Monte Igueldo are unmatched and so breathtaking that you'd be doing yourself a disservice by not visiting while in San Sebastian. To get to the top of Monte Igueldo, take the funicular located at the base of the hill, which can be found a couple blocks from Ondarreta Beach. Round-trip funicular tickets cost 3.15 euros (around $3.50) for adults and 2.35 (about $2.50) for children. Hours vary by season, but the funicular is generally open every day from 10 a.m. to 9 or 10 p.m. and departs every 15 minutes. Hours of operation at the amusement park vary greatly depending on the season and if there's a public holiday. Consult the Basque Country tourism board's website for the amusement park's hours of operation. There is no admission fee for the amusement park, but rather a charge for each individual ride.

The lookout point charges 2.20 euros (about $2.40) for entry and shares the same hours as the funicular. You can also drive up to the top of Monte Igueldo or walk up the paved road, but some travelers say the walk is long and steep. You'll also find a terrace cafe at the peak if you'd like to purchase food or drinks. For more information about Monte Igueldo, consult the attraction's website.

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#1 Parte Vieja Parte Vieja, also known as the Old Town, is the heart of San Sebastian. Despite its name, it's actually not the oldest part of the city (that honor belongs ... Read more » ibsky / Getty Images

#2 Pintxos Food Tours A good chunk of San Sebastian's international foodie fame is credited to its pintxo, so you'll want to put aside some time to explore the city's pintxos ... Read more » Scott R Larsen / Getty Images

#3 La Concha Beach You wouldn't be able to miss this attraction even if you tried. La Concha Beach (named after its seashell shape) is located a stone's throw away from Parte ... Read more » PocholoCalapre / Getty Images

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#7 San Sebastian Aquarium If you've got kids in tow, then a visit to the San Sebastian Aquarium should be at the top of your list. That's because the aquarium, appropriately located ... Read more » Courtesy of the San Sebastian Tourism & Convention Bureau

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Parte Vieja is loved by tourists and locals for its attractive architecture, fun atmosphere and plethora of pintxo bars. Travelers and experts say is the best place to go pintxo bar hopping. ibsky / Getty Images

Pintxos, or Basque tapas, were developed in San Sebastian. Unlike Spanish tapas, which are given to patrons after they order a drink, pintxos are displayed on the bar, allowing diners to pick and choose what they want. Locals like to order one or two pintxos at the bar then hop over to the next establishment during nights out.   Scott R Larsen / Getty Images

Arguably San Sebastian's most popular beach, La Concha sits a few blocks west of Parte Vieja and is a gateway to numerous top attractions, including Monte Urgull. PocholoCalapre / Getty Images

Travelers say the views of San Sebastian from atop Monte Igueldo trump what can be seen from atop Monte Urgull. Take the funicular up the hill and you'll find breathtaking lookout points as well as an amusement park.  tichr / Getty Images

Located at the base of Parte Vieja and just a stone's throw from La Concha Beach, Monte Urgull affords incredible views of San Sebastian, including Playa Zurriola, from the top of its peak. Kaisa M?nnik / Getty Images

Zurriola Beach (Playa Zurriola) can be seen from atop Monte Urgull on the other side of the Urumea River in Gros. It is a popular spot for surfing, hosting local, national and international competitions yearly.  OnickzArtworks / Getty Images

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