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A sculpture worth getting wet for...
19 February 2021 @ 18:17

Located at the end of Ondarreta beach, at the western end of San Sebastián and at the foot of Mount Igeldo, the Peine del Viento is one of the best-known works of the great sculptor Eduardo Chillida. It was installed in this place in 1977, in collaboration with the architect Luis Peña Ganchegui, who was in charge of designing the environment.

 

It is a sculptural group formed by pink granite terraces and three pieces of steel clinging to the rocks that resist the continuous onslaught of the sea. It is one of the most frequented places by visitors and locals, a magical space from which you can contemplate the sea in all its splendour, and, especially, during days of storms, when the waves attack with all their fury against the cliff rocks.

 

 

In addition, through a system of tubes, the air driven by the waves rises to the surface through holes, emitting a very peculiar sound. On days with great waves, the show is even more impressive, as this sound is accompanied by sprayed water that surprises the people who pass through this final stretch of the La Concha Bay promenade.

 

 



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