Photographer's Note

The city of San Sebastian was founded by King Sancho the Wise of Navarra in 1180, because he wanted a port by the sea. The closeness of France and the Road to Santiago made the city grow. In 1794 the French took the city until 1813, during the Napoleonic wars. The English and Portuguese forces took the city, after setting it on fire. Most of the city burned down and only a few buildings were left standing. The city was slowly rebuilt. Then Queen Isabela II went there in 1845 because her doctors told her to take a bath in the sea for her skin problems. The aristocrats accompanied her to San Sebastian and the city grew.

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Tripadvisor, San Sebastian (Donostia) - Best Sights of San Sebastian

In my photo you can see the facade of one of beautiful houses built at the turn of the 19th and 20th century.

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  • Copyright: Ryszard Michalik (rychem) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4451 W: 0 N: 10641] (72187)
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