Wooded mountains, rugged cliffs and endless plains
Spanish Basque Country (In Basque: Euskadi) consists of the provinces of Álava, Guipúzcoa and Vizcaya.
This zone in the north of Spain is perfect for an all-round visit.
The coast, which stretches for hundreds of kilometers, offers breathtaking views.
In the traditional villages it seems as if time has stood still.
The Basque Country contains both nature parks and bioreservaten with an impressive nature (waterfalls) in which you can practice sports.
Beautiful coastal destinations with well-known places such as San Sebastian, Zarautz or Getxo offer rocky coastlines, fishing ports and beautiful beaches.
The Guggenheim Museum is located in Bilbao.
The impressive hanging bridge of Biscay has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The caves of Santimamiñe near San Sebastian have impressive stalactites and stalagmites and prehistoric wall drawings.
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The cities and nature:
Bilbao with the Guggenheim museum as showpiece.
Not only the collection, but also the architecture make this museum a must-see.
Inspired by the anatomy of a fish and the frame of a boat, it is home to beautiful pieces by Picasso, Mondriaan and Klee.
San Sebastian excels in statelyness. No wonder that this city was the summer residence of the Spanish court.
The gigantic statue of Jesus on Mount Urgull in San Sebastian offers a view of the island of Santa Clara and the old city quarter.
Vitoria, the capital of the Basque Country, combines professionalism with liveliness through the presence of students.
The big cities are interspersed with small towns full of historic sites and authentic villages.
The Urdaibai Reserva de la Biosfera is located on the bird migration route between Europe and Africa.
The Santuario de Arantzazu was realized by large regional architects and sculptors.
El Bosque Pintado de Oma (The Painted Forest) by the Basque artist Agustín Ibarrola
Vizcaya Suspension Bridge
Cathedral of Santa María
“Peine del Viento” sculpture
Hondarribia Defensive Walls and Gates
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
Bilbao Museum of Fine Arts
Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve
Alava – Araba
Guipuzcoa – Gipuzkoa
Food and drink
The region is known for its refined cuisine.
The pinchos (Basque: pintxos) are known, which are called tapas in the south.
San Sebastian is praised for the best pintxos: Besides beer and cider, white wine, the traditional drink of the region fits perfectly here.