The Basque Country, located in the North of Spain, is home to some of the world’s finest food, beaches in natural settings and avant-garde architecture. This area is the ideal place to tempt travellers to an all-round visit. If you visit the Basque Country, you should taste the famous “pintxos” miniature morsels of “haute cuisine” which you will see displayed in all their glory on the counters of numerous bars. Basque Gastronomy is world renowned and Michelin starred restaurants tempt travellers to some of the standard-bearers of new Spanish cuisine.
If you would like something delicious to drink, try any of the wines from the Rioja Alavesa or Txakoli regions.
The Basque Country has beautiful coastal destinations like San Sebastián, Zarautz, Getaria, Lekeitio or Hondarribia, as well as inland cities such as Vitoria and Bilbao. The latter is the home to such innovative buildings as the Guggenheim Museum, which has received international acclaim. In addition, the Basque Country has a range of spectacular natural resources (both nature reserves and biosphere reserves) which make this the perfect place for sports, and offer yet another good reason to set out on the known ‘Camino de Santiago’ pilgrimage route, which passes along this part of Spain.
Servicios Turísticos Integrales have a range of tours along the Basque Country, which allow you to enjoy this land and take part in some of its traditional activities. All of them start and finish in Bilbao, and can be arranged from 2 people with weekly departures.
For information on this and other attractions in Spain, contact Tourist Office of Spain in Chicago.
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