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Travel to Pais Vasco (Basque Country), Spain

Located in the north of Spain, this region is made up of (3) provinces: Álava, Biscay, and Gipuzkoa. The capitol of this region is Vitoria-Gasteiz, with the more popular Bilbao as the largest city. This independently minded region speaks its own language "Basque", however most people speak Castilian. It is also well known for having some of the best cooks in Europe. It is said that for every 1000 Basque, there is 1 restaurant, that sets quite a standard. The beautiful coastal city of San Sebastian is located here, offering one of the best beaches in Europe and the famous restaurant "Arzak". The city of Bilbao offers the Guggenheim museum, beautiful architecture and some of the great restaurants of Spain, serving their famous pintxos, the basque version of tapas. To find the perfect hotel, visit our Bilbao Hotel Guide, and San Sebastian Hotel Guide.




  • Population: 2.2 Million
  • Land Area: 2,793 Sq. Miles
  • Provinces: Álava, Biscay, Gipuzkoa
  • Capitol: Vitoria-Gazteiz
  • Languages: Castilian, Basque
  • Main Attractions: Arzak, Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, Catedral de Santa Maria, Guggenheim museum, Playa de la Concha
  • Small Towns of Interest: Altzo, Bermeo, Elciego, Gernika-Lumo, Irún
  • Major Soccer Teams: Athletic Club Bilbao, Real Sociedad 




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