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Highlights in Basque Country
- Impressive buildings in Bilbao
- Art in the coastal town of San Sebastián
- Tapas and local wines
- Summer pleasures in the seaside resorts of the Costa Vasca
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Vacation rentals in the Basque Country
A vacation rental in the Basque Country offers the opportunity to experience the typical regional architecture up close. Some country houses are built in a style similar to that of alpine farms. On the other hand, many apartments in the Basque Country help holidaymakers to stay for a few days in the middle of the lively cities. Depending on the region, the vacation rental can be quite close to the sea, on a plain or directly in the mountains.
Holiday in the Basque Country
Location and orientation
On the Atlantic coast lies the Basque Country, which belongs partly to France and partly to Spain. The Spanish part comprises the three provinces large so-called Autonomous Community Basque Country and additionally the province of Navarre. More and more inhabitants of the Basque Country speak the Basque language again. However, the proportion of Basque speakers varies from region to region.
One of the typical Basque sports is the Pelota ball game, which is why most of the villages have a pelota court, recognisable by the high stone wall.
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San Sebastián (Basque Donostia) is a large city on the Basque coast surrounded by the foothills of the Pyrenees. The San Sebastián Aquarium is one of the best oceanographic aquariums in Europe. Among other things, it has a 360-degree tunnel in which you can admire sharks. In September the International Film Festival takes place in San Sebastián. The 2016 European Capital of Culture is also rich in other museums, jazz and classical music events.2. Delicacies of Basque cuisine
Cooking is an important part of Basque culture. There are many cooking clubs where locals cook together in their spare time. On the other hand, there are several restaurants with famous chefs of the new Spanish cuisine. The local tapas, called pintxos, are among the best in Spain and are offered in many bars and pubs. We recommend the dry white wine Txakoli or a red wine from the Rioja Alavesa region.3. Centre of modern architecture and culture
Bilbao (Basque Bilbo) is the largest city of the Basque Country. The city used to be dominated by industry, but is now one of the most attractive city destinations in Spain. The city owes this to the world-famous architects who built the Guggenheim Museum, the modern Abandoibarra district and the curved pedestrian bridge that crosses the Nervión River. The Museo de Bellas Artes also exhibits Spanish art from the 12th to 17th centuries.