The Basque Country has many diverse attractions and experiences very different from the rest of Spain. The region is easy to travel around and so in a short time you can pack in a lot. Bilbao and San Sebastian are must-visit towns in Basque Country
Art and Culture
Basque Region has a unique identity and this is reflected in the local traditions, art forms and architecture that you will see as you travel around. The local art and evolution of the culture is on display in Heritage museums of Bilbao and San Sebastian. Apart from this there is the modern art in world class venues like the Guggenheim in Bilbao.
Pintxos are the first thing when it comes to food in the Basque Region. Make sure to explore Pintxo Bars in Bilbao and San Sebastian particularly. Each area has its specialty. Basque Region is also famous for its high concentration of Michelin starred restaurants. And in the spring, you must make it a point to visit a traditional cider house for a meal with cider straight from the barrel.
La Rioja is a world famous source of wines and there are many vineyards with attached hotels and restaurants that make your visit a unique experience. Wine bus tours can take you around the wineries located in small towns.
The cliffs and beach towns between Bilbao and San Sebastian are one of the most beautiful parts of the Basque country, stretching all the way beyond San Sebastian into French Basque towns. San Sebastian town itself has an array of beaches for all interests.