Official Website of Donostia San Sebastián Turismoa. Information on accessibility for tourists visiting the city.


Buen Pastor is the cathedral of Donostia - San Sebastián and has capacity of 4000 people. It opened in 1897 and was elevated to cathedral status in 1953. The building was designed by San Sebastián architect Manuel de Echave.

This church is in the Neogothic style covering an area of 1915 square meters. It has a symmetrical rectangular form in the shape of a Latin cross with 3 naves, a transept and a presbytery. It was built with sandstone from the quarries of Mount Igueldo and has a great variety of decorative elements including stained glass windows.

General information

Plaza Buen Pastor no number. San Sebastián 20006 Gipuzkoa.

+34 943 285 000

Monday - Friday 8:30 - 12:30 and 17:00 - 20:00. Saturdays and Sundays during services.

Free entry.

Catedral del Buen Pastor

See complete tourist information about Buen Pastor Cathedral

Accessibility information


  • It can be reached by adapted public transport.
  • The 5, 21, 25, 28, 33 and 40 services from the urban bus network operated by Dbus have stops 250 m from the cathedral.
  • The nearest bus stops are “Urbieta 12” and “Urbieta 20”, 250 m from the cathedral.
  • The route between the bus stops and the cathedral is barrier-free.
  • Information on services and schedules:
  • Or in Dbus app.
  • The pedestrian routes between the bus stops and the cathedral are accessible to wheelchair users.

Parking spaces for PRM

    • There are on-street spaces reserved for people with reduced mobility near the cathedral.
    • European Blue Parking Badge holders can park free of charge for 24 hours at a time in on-street spaces marked as PRM.
    • They can also park in any OTA zone at tarif 2.
    • For more information about on-street PRM spaces and the blue badge, see the On-street parking for PMR fact sheet.
    • There are public car parks nearby: Buen Pastor car park and San Martin car park, 250 m from the Cathedral.
    • All public car parks have spaces reserved for PRM for a fee.

Please note! In Buen Pastor car park there is no elevator. It is not accessible to wheelchair users.


  • The cathedral has a main entrance.
  • The door can be reached via a ramp and stairs.
  • Manual door with clearance > 90cm.
  • The turning radius on the inside and outside of the door is greater than 1.50m.

Please note! The door is heavy.

Adapted toilets

  • The cathedral has toilets marked as adapted, one per sex, on one of its sides.
  • The door clearance is 90cm.
  • The turning radius is 1.50m.
  • The toilets have a fixed bar.

Getting around

  • The inside of the cathedral is accessible to wheelchair users.
  • Hard, non-slip flooring.
  • It has stairs and ramps for access.

Please note! Poorly lit.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs (guide, signal, medical alert, autism, service dogs for people with reduced mobility, etc.) are admitted free of charge, in accordance with Law 10/2007, of 29 June, on Assistance Dogs for the Care of People with Disabilities.

Physical accessibility

  • Partially adapted toilets.
  • Parking spaces for PRM in the vicinity.
  • Barrier-free vertical and horizontal access and circulation.

Visual accessibility

Hearing accessibility

  • No magnetic induction loop, sign guides, video guides or sign language tours.