The Wonders of the Basque Country

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A Spanish holiday in the Basque Country

The north of Spain hosts the wonderful Basque Country, a place where you will be welcomed by amazing coastal towns and surrounded by the spectacular views offered by the Pyrenees. The Basque Country is an autonomous region of Spain, but also one of its most beautiful, so visit it if you want to spend a special holiday in Spain.

The coastline in the Basque Country

If you travel by car form Bilbao right to San Sebastian, you will have a spectacular view just outside your window: traditional, but coquette fishing villages, cliffs and coves. Bakio is a fantastic city if you are in search for a seaside destination, as its long beach is one of the most spectacular beaches in Spain. Bermeo is a port where, besides the water fun, you also have the chance to spend some quality time with your friends in one of the many bars and pubs; Lekeitio and Ondarroa are fishing villages, but also places where you can visit some fantastic Gothic churches.

Bilbao and its attractions

The Basque Country is very proud of Bilbao, its largest city; also a seaport, Bilbao is a great holiday destination, as it managed to turn all its latest attention towards tourism. This means that you will have a wide range of activities to choose from, so boredom is not a word to think about. The Guggenheim Museum is one of its major attractions; the outstanding museum opened in 1997 and it receives one of the largest numbers of visitors in the world. The art collections belong mainly to the 20th century and its second half, and people from all the corners of the world visit the Basque Country especially for the museum. Frank Gehry is the one who designed it using limestone, titanium and even glass, and the result is the spectacular building that you can visit today.

San Sebastian and Vitoria 

San Sebastian is a place that the Spanish aristocracy loved and still loves; it is probably due to the unique atmosphere offered by the promenade which is full of tamarind trees, and due to the beachfront cafes which tourists love because the views are absolutely amazing. Vitoria is the perfect place for those who love nature, as it is a place full of parks and nature reserves. If you want a breath of fresh air, go to Vitoria. Enjoy your Spanish holiday!

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This article was published on 2011/01/22