San Sebastian, well-positioned for congress tourism


The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), the most prestigious convention and congress organisation, has placed San Sebastian at 221st in its world rankings (from the 1835 cities ranked) and in 112th place in Europe, among cities such as Bonn, Strasbourg, Hannover and Heidelberg. Nationwide, San Sebastian is ranked in eighth place and, when taking into account the number of inhabitants, it is only bettered by Barcelona, Valencia and Granada.

Donostia/San Sebastian Turismoa’s Congresses and Events department is committed to attracting congresses, due to the value they bring and their contribution towards reducing the destination’s seasonality and increasing its global profile. For this reason, significant efforts are being made to support the event organisers affected by COVID-19 and revive business, insofar as is possible with the current health situation.