Tag Archive: Baskenland

City Portrait: Vitoria-Gasteiz

The Basque capital of Vitoria-Gasteiz is often overshadowed by the other more prominent Basque cities, but don’t let this turn you away. This city of a quarter of a million people has a lot to offer, like the best preserved medieval center of all the Basque cities, impressive renaissance architecture, leafy tree-lined streets and boulevards, […]

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Summer holidays are here…

… and that means it’s time for us, too, to take a small blogging break! But you can take Spain on your tablet with you to the beach or enjoy our articles comfortably at home with a glass of fresh sangria. Maybe you will even get inspired and decide to take a last minute short […]

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The Guggenheim Bilbao: 20 years of contemporary art

The Guggenheim Bilbao: 20 years of contemporary art Since its opening on the 19th of October 1997, the Guggenheim Museum has represented cultural life of Bilbao. Today, after 20 years of world-class contemporary art, the Guggenheim has helped put Bilbao on the map as one of Europe’s most vanguard art destinations. In honor of its […]

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City portrait: BILBAO

Bilbao, the largest city of the Basque Country, may not stun you on first impression – but give it some time and it will prove that physical beauty is only skin deep. The real charm of this former industrial hub is in its quirky yet down-to-earth character, which is enhanced by a blossoming art and […]

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Northern Spain: a cool alternative

In the summer months, when central Spain is uncomfortably hot and cities like Sevilla become all but abandoned, most visitors (as well as many Spaniards) flock to the shores to keep cool. But for those who want to avoid both the heat and the crowds, there’s another option – head north! Besides being cooler, greener […]

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San Sebastian… European Capital of Culture 2016

San Sebastian (or Donostia in the local Basque language) is an attractive little city on a stunning piece of the Cantabrian shore, with a reputation for having the best cuisine in all of Spain. It has long been visited by sun-seekers and foodies, but 2016 marks a new era for the charming Basque city, as […]

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