San Sebastian (Spain) is recognized as the European Capital of Culture in 2016, sharing the title with the Polish city of Wroclaw. San Sebastian launches its European Capital of Culture year with a series of events over five days starting on 20 January when the city’s grand fiesta, the Tamborrada, will take on a European flavour. The official opening ceremony will take place on Saturday 23 January, in the Victoria Eugenia Theatre, followed by a concert. The “Constelaciones Gaur” exhibition will be inaugurated the day before. For more events follow the Donostia-San Sebastian 2016 programme.