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1728 The foundation of the "Compañía Guipuzcoana de Caracas" boosts commerce with the Americas.
1813 British and Portuguese troops siege San Sebastián and eventually defeat French occupying troops. After being welcome by the inhabitants, newcomers burn the city down.
1813 The city is rebuilt in the same spot.
1863 City walls demolished; expansion of city begins
1937 Province falls to fascist forces in Civil War
- Igueldo Mountain
- Urgull Mountain
- San Telmo Museum
- Miramar Palace
- Kursaal Palace
- Santa Clara Island
San Sebastián/Donostia is the home city of the Primera División football club Real Sociedad.
Every year on January 20th the people of San Sebastián celebrate a festival known as the Tamborrada. At midnight in the Constitution plaza in the old city, the leader of the festival raises the flag of San Sebastián, and for 24 hours the entire city is awash with the sound of drums.
A festival called La Semana Grande de San Sebastián is held every year in August. There is a fireworks competition in which every night, there is a fireworks presentation over the bay, and at the end, a winner is declared.
San Sebastián is known for its tapas and restaurant district near the port of San Sebastián.
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