Tag Archive: Basque Country

Top 5 Coasts: The Green Coast

The mention of Spanish beaches tends to conjure images of endless stretches of golden sand, warm beneath an always sunny Mediterranean sky…but there’s another side to the Spanish coast. The Green Coast (la Costa Verde) in Asturias stretches 350 kilometers along the wild Cantabrian Sea, and is best known for its verdant nature, secluded coves, […]

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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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Saint Ignatius Way: a pilgrimage across northeastern Spain

Many travellers have heard of popular routes like St. James’s Way, the stunning pilgrimage route through northern Spain to the city of Santiago de Compostela. But for those seeking adventure and culture, as well as peace and solitude, there is a less-travelled alternative. It begins in the Basque Country’s Loiola and ends in Manresa, Catalonia, […]

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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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Jazz in San Sebastián: A perfect summer experience

It is impossible not to love the Basque city of San Sebastián (Donostia in Basque). Beautiful and sophisticated, with a coastline that postcards are made of and a tapas culture that is unmatched in Spain, why shouldn’t chic San Sebastián also host one of Europe’s best and oldest jazz festivals? 50 years of world-class jazz […]

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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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