San Sebastian: Basque in beaches, culture and food

Sun-kissed beaches watched over by a statue of Christ on a hill? A funicular railway running up a mountain with breathtaking views? A lively scene of dining revelry? No, it’s not Rio de Janeiro. You are in San Sebastian, Spain (aka Donostia in Basque), a vibrant, coastal metropolis known worldwide for its Michelin-starred restaurants and a European Capital of Culture for 2016.