Top Reasons to Go

Explore the Basque coast: From colorful fishing villages to tawny beaches, the craggy Basque coast always delights the eye.

Eat pintxos (bar snacks) in San Sebastián: Nothing matches San Sebastián's Parte Vieja, where tavern hoppers graze at counters heaped with eye-catching morsels.

Appreciate Bilbao's art and architecture: The gleaming titanium Guggenheim and the Museo de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Museum) shimmer where steel mills and shipyards once stood, while verdant pastures can be seen in the distance.

Party with the world during San Fermín in Pamplona: The annual festival highlighted by the bull runs draws visitors from around the globe. It'll get your adrenaline pumping whether you're running with a pack of fierce bulls (and people) or watching from the sidlines with a gin-tónic.

Drink in La Rioja wine country: Spain's premier wine region is filled with wine-tasting opportunities, fascinating history, and fine cuisine.

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