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Charms of Monte Igueldo: History and Dream Panoramas

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Monte Igueldo is an emblematic witness to the history and natural beauty of San Sebastián. This magical place offers a unique experience that combines vintage attractions, unparalleled panoramic views and a funicular ride that seems frozen in time. In this article, we invite you to discover the secrets and wonders held by this historic mountain and its famous amusement park.

Discover the Attractions of Igueldo Park

The Monte Igueldo Amusement Park is a nostalgic trip to a bygone era. “Belle Epoque” style, this park transports you to the early 20th century with its classic atmosphere and attractions that have entertained generations. From the ocean-view roller coaster to the mirror maze, every corner of the park is designed to spark fantasy and fun.

When visiting the park, you cannot miss the “Swiss Mountain”, one of the oldest and most emblematic attractions, which will allow you to contemplate La Concha Bay from an exciting perspective. The park also has slides, pools and other attractions that make it ideal for a family outing.

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Travel in Time: The Centennial Funicular

The 1912 Funicular is one of the jewels in the crown of Monte Igueldo. This historic mode of transportation is not only an attraction in itself, but is also the most enchanting means of ascending to the top of Mt. Retaining its original charm, the funicular offers a unique and picturesque experience, while gently lifting you towards the spectacular views that await you at the summit.

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Mirador de Igueldo: A Balcony to Donostia

Monte Igueldo is not only famous for its views and attractions, but also for its gastronomic offer. The restaurant located at the summit allows you to enjoy exquisite local dishes with La Concha Bay as a backdrop. Furthermore, for those who wish to extend their stay in this idyllic setting, the Mercure Monte Igueldo Hotel offers comfort and spectacular views, ensuring an unforgettable experience.

Monte Igueldo Lighthouse

The Summit of Igueldo: Lighthouse, History and Nature

The history of Monte Igueldo is closely linked to its lighthouse, which since the 19th century has guided sailors on their journey through the Cantabrian Sea. Although the original lighthouse has been relocated, it remains a point of interest for visitors, symbolizing the mountain’s connection to the sea.

In addition to the lighthouse, the summit of Igueldo features the Torreón, an 18th-century fortress that today houses exhibitions and offers even more impressive views of the region. Nature lovers will also find trails at the summit to walk and reconnect with the natural environment.

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To climb Mount Igueldo, you can use the historic funicular that starts from the base of the mountain and reaches the top, where the amusement park and the viewpoint are located.

The cost of climbing Mount Igueldo may vary. It is recommended to check the updated fares on the official website or at ticket sales points in the area: Organize your visit Mount Igueldo.

Mount Igueldo rises to an altitude of 181 meters above sea level, providing exceptional panoramic views of the city of San Sebastián and La Concha Bay.

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