Basque Country Discovery Guide

Overview

Recognized as one of the autonomous communities, the Basque Country is situated on the northern part of Spain. Basque Country is made out of three major provinces: Alava, Biscay and Guipúzcoa. These distinct areas are clearly defined by the two parallel ranges of the Basque Mountains, one of them forming the water divide of the Atlantic and Mediterranean water basins.

In the Basque Country, the cultural heritage and history are extremely important to the people because they consider it to be the driving force behind the development and overall growth of the region. It is for this reason that some of the most popular tourist spots in the Basque Country focus on featuring its rich culture. If you are traveling to the Basque Country for the very first time, the best place to visit is the Destinos País Vasco. Known also as the Cultural Triangle, the Destinos País Vasco offers tourists a route where they would be able to visit one museum after another, each focusing on a certain aspect of the rich cultural heritage of the region.

Another prime tourist destination is the Wine Route. Situated in the town of Euskadi, also referred to as “Wine City”, travelers are treated to sample some of the finest vintage Spain has to offer. The best time to visit this region is during the month of September when the cellars are open to the public. Travelers get to sample some of the young wine varieties made in this region while marveling at the innovative architecture of the cellars at the same time.
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