Exclusive Experiences at Zinemaldia: Discover the Nooks and Crannies that Delight the Stars in San Sebastián

Zinemaldia, that magic festival assembling artistes and filmgoers from all over the world in the beautiful city of San Sebastián, is about to start up once again

With its paving-stone streets and views out over the Cantabrian Sea this jewel of the Basque Country has become the nerve centre of cinema and culture. As the festival looms up, let's take a look at the exclusive experiences that captivate the world-famous stars who come to visit this charming neck of the woods.

The Red Carpet: Glamour and Emotion

Zinemaldia's red carpet is much more than just the entrance to the festival. It is a promenade of flashes and cameras capturing the utmost expression of star glamour and emotion. Film enthusiasts from Donostia and elsewhere waiting for them build up a unique atmosphere of celebration.

Luxury Sea-View Accommodation

San Sebastián's exclusive hotels provide first-class accommodation with some impressive seascapes. The elegant comfortable suites become a peaceful sanctuary for the stars after a day packed with events and screenings.

Private Dinners with Gastronomic Delights

The Basque Country's extensive culinary tradition is rolled out at private dinners organised for the stars. Exquisite fare bearing the Donostia hallmark and traditional "pintxos" are served in private scenarios, allowing the starts to enjoy a unique sensory experience.

Exploring the Old Town: Historical Charm

San Sebastián's Old Town is a maze of cobbled streets and charming buildings telling stories of centuries gone by. The stars can lose themselves in the little streets, and find "pintxo" bars and cosy restaurants showcasing the spirit of the city while they mingle with the locals.

Encounter with the Ocean on La Concha Beach

The iconic La Concha Beach is a spectacular scenario for idle contemplation. The stars can enjoy a sedate stroll along the shore, connecting with the vastness of the ocean and finding peace in its enormity. Click here to find out how to visit it from the sea.

Spa and Relaxation Moments

After an intense festival, the starts can relax at some of the city's spas. Relaxing massages and rejuvenation treatments enable them to recover their energy and breathe new life into their senses.

Buying from retailers with their own identity

With the exclusivity of going away with something unique, something with history and originality, the city's retailers succeed in seducing the stars. Basque-style garments, Donostia perfumes, jewellery created by one the leading local jewellery outlets, or Donostia's leather bags and wallets sold at exclusive shops in Japan.

Art and Culture at the San Telmo Museum

The San Telmo Museum is a cultural oasis with exhibitions and collections pointing to the Basque Country's extensive history and creativity. The stars can explore the contemporary art and cultural manifestations which boost the festival experience.

Cocktails and a Lively Atmosphere in the Gros District

Gros is well known for its youthful, bustling atmosphere. The stars can plunge into the local scene at fashionable bars and locales, enjoying unique cocktails and live music to add a little fun to their stay.

Exploring Picturesque Coastal Villages

San Sebastián is the ideal starting point to explore picturesque coastal villages and the authenticity of Basque culture in the hinterland. The stars can go on short trips and contemplate the charm of towns such as Getaria and Hondarribia to visit Txakolí wineries, Museums such as the Balenciaga facility, and much more.

With every nook and cranny and every exclusive experience, San Sebastián is an unforgettable scenario for the stars and foreign visitors at Zinemaldia. Quite apart from the films and events, it is the emotional connection with the city that leaves an indelible imprint on the hearts of those who visit it. Are you up for it?

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