One of San Sebastian’s most famous landmarks is the statue of Christ on top of Monte Urgull that looks over the city. We had a lovely view of it from our hotel room at the Hotel Londres. I had heard that you could walk up to see it and I thought that would be fun to do. I had no idea that Monte Urgull has more to offer than just the statue of Christ and a great view. So if you get a chance to visit San Sebastian, I would definitely recommend setting aside an afternoon to explore Monte Urgull.
I would really classify the trek up Monte Urgull as an easy hike. While the paths are nicely paved, some parts are steep. You will also find stairs in some places. If you walked up without stopping to explore, it would probably only take 30-45 minutes depending on the speed that you walked. You can reach the trail from Mari Street in the Old Town Port Area. (more…)