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Bilbao and the Basque Country Travel Guide

Bilbao and the Basque Country Top Experiences

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Tapas Menu Vocabulary

This cheat sheet will help you order tapas throughout Spain. Tapas Terms pincho, pintxo, tapa : snack-sized portion ración : large portion...

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Top Reasons to Go

Explore the Basque coast: From colorful fishing villages to tawny beaches, the Basque Coast always delights the eye. Eat tapas in San Sebastián...

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San Sebastián Hiking

The concentration of celebrated chefs around San Sebastián is so dazzling that food is a natural rallying point here. There are famous names...

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Eating and Drinking Well in the Basque Country

Basque cuisine, Spain's most prestigious regional gastronomy, derives from the refined French culinary sensibility combined with a rough-and...

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Spain's Wine Country

The Ebro River basin has been an ideal climate for grapevines since pre-Roman times. Rioja wines were first recognized in official documents...

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Running with the Bulls in Pamplona

In The Sun Also Rises, Hemingway describes the Pamplona s (bull running) in anything but romantic terms. Jake Barnes hears the rocket, steps...

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Abandoibarra: Bilbao's New Heart

The Abandoibarra project covers nearly a full square mile along the Nervión estuary. Formerly occupied by docks, warehouses, and shipyards,...

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Embattled Gernika

On Monday, April 26, 1937—market day—the town of Gernika, 33 km (20 miles) east of Bilbao, suffered history's second terror bombing against...

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