The Basque Country may belong to Spain, but its distinct cultural traditions, cuisine and even language make it seem like a different nation. This northern region of Spain boasts diverse natural landscapes ranging from dramatic clifftops to scenic vineyards. More interested in architectural masterpieces? Head to the otherworldly Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, which has revitalised what was previously an industrial wasteland.

    While you’re here, enjoy authentically local bites, such as marmitako, lamb stews and fish grilled over hot coals. Watch the sunset over a seaside resort while sampling Basque cider and txakoli (sparkling white wine). If you want to relish the unique identity of the Basque Country, plan a road trip from Bilboa to San Sebastian, during which you’ll pass historic villages, port towns and the beautiful Basque coastline.

    Where to shop & what to buy in Basque Country

    • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in San Sebastian

      These best places to go shopping in San Sebastian are cool destinations for a spot of retail therapy in the resort town overlooking the Bay of Biscay. The city is a unique blend of old and new, and you can experience it through its collection of longstanding markets, quaint walking streets, haute-couture boutiques, and modern malls. Explore San Sebastian...

    Where to go & what to do at night in Basque Country

    • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in San Sebastian

      This guide to the best things to do after dinner in San Sebastian will help you experience the resort town's incredible nightlife. Located on the Bay of Biscay in Spain’s Basque County, the city is best known for its beautiful beaches and world-renowned dining scene. However, you’ll find that the city really comes alive after dinner, with excellent nightspots...

    Useful information

    • San Sebastian Travel Essentials

      Our San Sebastian Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help planning your trip to one of the most popular destinations in Spain. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from the airport to my hotel? What currency and type of plug do I...

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