Without a doubt, San Sebastián is one of my favourite cities in Spain and it is a special destination for those who love the combination of “Art + Food + Beach”.
In contrast to the gentle, half-oval shoreline of the main beach in the city, there is one masterpiece by a Spanish artist Eduardo Chillida proudly standing by the breaking waves, along the edgy cliff off the main beach. It is a conjunctive sculpture piece titled “El Peine del Viento”. You must see it with your eyes and feel it with your all senses- this is a piece of art that puts you in a state of awe towards the beauty and the power of the nature.
How can an artwork survive in the middle of the harsh, strong yet time-to-time embracing nature? How long will it take to be perished? Can human being leave a mark of their existence in the middle of the nature, in a form of art?
This dynamic piece of sculpture is standing still yet it is a very athletic piece, I must say.
The strong current and the wind are forming a conversation between the piece, and it is a conversation that you could only sense when you stand there, under a blessing of the nature. In this sense, this piece is an intense point of contact between the mother nature and art.
Rain or shine, have a walk until you find this sculpture right in front of you.
As Eduardo Chillida is a local artist from Basque Country, you will find more of his pieces in this city. San Telmo Museoa would be a good place to stop by to enjoy his other pieces.
You can’t forget the world-known, incredible food scene in this city. After enjoying some art, head towards some local tapas bars for an experience of delicacy and conversation with the locals. If you are a sea-food lover, you this city will perhaps be a heaven on earth. From fishes to sea urchins to various shells, you will find variety of marine gourmet.