Bayona

Famous for its beautiful old houses, many of which have been restored as its docks, museums, castles and citadel. Bayonne is also well known for its festivals and traditions: The chocolate, the famous theater festival, traditional festivals, bullfights (the oldest in France), pelota, rugby, rowing …  ...

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San Juan de Luz

Located on the French Atlantic coast, and the gates of Spain, Saint-Jean-de-Luz is the ideal starting point to discover the Basque Country. You will appreciate the strength of the Atlantic Ocean, the nearby towns of Bayonne, Biarritz, Anglet and villages like Sare Basque, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, Espelette....

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Baztán

From Xorroxin to the extensive Natural of Señorio de Bertiz from Sara, Zugarramurdi and Urdazubi haunted caves, to the various megalithic monuments found throughout the area, from the silver mines of Urritzate and Aritzakun to the old train rails Bidasoa; visiting mills and Amaiur and Urdazubi and walking  throughout Camino de Santiagoaround the valley , pausing at the Ethnographic Museum of Jorge Oteiza in Elizondo and not forget visiting Amaiur Castle, the last bastion of the Kingdom of...

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Pamplona

Pamplona sits in the middle of the map of Navarre. It is located on a plateau 449 metres above sea level. It covers 23.55 square kilometres. Pamplona”s climate reflects a transition from a Mediterranean to an Atlantic climate. It is temperate-cold, full of contrast and varies from year to year. In general, it is pleasant, although the thermometer can rise above 35 degrees centigrade in July and August, and fall beneath 0 in January. Surrounded by mountains, the plain of the basin of Pamplona has always favoured human settlement. Stone tools have been found on the terraces of the River Arga dating from some 75,000 years ago. In approximately the first millennium BC, there already existed a Vascon settlement beneath the modern-day city. This settlement gave rise to the name Iruña, Basque for “the city”. The Roman General Gnaeus Pompey Magnus arrived in 75 BC and founded a Roman-model city. He gave it its name, Pompaelo, and enhanced its function as a strategic link between the peninsula and...

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San Sebastián

San Sebastian is a small city of 183,000 inhabitants, with a remarkably high level of cultural activity for its size. The beauty of its Bay, known as the Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea; its situation in a natural amphitheatre facing the sea and protected by mountains; its quality of life, and its famous gastronomy have turned it during the past two centuries into a world-class tourist destination. Shaped by history, it started out as a fishing village; grew as a market town and military fort, with the invasion by Napoleon’s troops; and after being almost completely destroyed in 1813 by the garrison’s battle against the Anglo-Portuguese, it was chosen by Queen Isabel II as the Royal Family’s summer residence and began to flourish as a services city. It was in the late 19th and early 20th century that San Sebastian emerged as a city of culture, full of amenities and Northern Spain’s tourist destination par excellence. Its majestic buildings and their eclectic style, which reflected the contemporary tastes of the Royal Family and bourgeoisie, give it a stately character that has adapted well to changing times. Cultural activity grew at the same pace as tourist activity, so that today the city boasts a top quality performing arts and cultural programme. The International Film Festival, The ‘Jazzaldia’ Jazz Festival and Music Fortnight are the highlights of its year-round programme, which also includes themed film festivals...

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