This is an English-style palace with neo-gothic decorative elements, located on the San Sebastian coast, with stunning views across the bay of La Concha. The interior has some fine areas that remain true to its original design, such as the White Hall, the Hall of Music, Wood Hall, the Petit Salon, the Royal Library and the Dining Room. The rest of the palace has been renovated, after it was purchased by the City. In 2007, the tower was restored.
Some years ago on a university holiday, I had the opportunity to visit the incomparably beautiful city of San Sebastian. I particularly liked the chance to admire this exceptional building, right at the edge of the sea. It was stormy the day I went, and the breaking waves made it seem even more beautiful, but unfortunately the weather prevented me from taking pictures outside. This building was designed by Rafael Moneo and is the conference centre of San Sebastian.
It has stunning contemporary architecture: the first thing that strikes you is its facade, composed entirely of glass. By day it looked like a closed box from the outside, but when we entered, we were surprised by the amount of light within. At night it seems like a light box. The interior is designed for events and high-level meetings and cultural performances. The grand staircase is found at the entrance, with alternating sections that don't rise so steeply, but if you prefer, there are also elevators available. The auditorium is one of its strengths: the seats are foldable but comfortable. I didn't have the chance to enjoy a concert here, but I'm sure the acoustics are fantastic.