In 2016, San Sebastian will join Wroclaw (Poland) as the ‘European Culture Capital’. San Sebastian was picked out of six other Spanish cities.
The “‘peace and co-existence’â€ slogan which caught the jury’s attention aims to “‘overcome violence and to have culture serve peace and cohabitation’â€. The whole Basque region is delighted with the decision.
The other European Culture Capitals are GuimarÃ£es and Maribor (2012), Marseille and Kosice (2013), Riga and UmeÃ¥ (2014), Mons and Plzen (2015).