The Basque Country
In an age of peak global homogeneity, when distinct cultures are vanishing, there is something invigorating and original about arriving in the Basque Country.
Split between Spain and France, the Basque Country is perhaps the most over-achieving locale on the planet right now. Seven provinces, two countries, one people, three languages.
Along the way, we’ll have the chance to approach to the excellent Basque Gastronomy and immerse ourselves in the unique Basque Culture, enjoying some of the numerous festivals and markets happening all over the year, with traditional folklore, music and rural sports.
And of course, we will check if it is true what the Basque people say: «In every Basque town, you will find three things: a church, a bar and a pelota court. This is our most important game.”
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Bizkaia, also known as Biscay, is one of the three historical territories and one of the provinces that make up the Basque Country. Its capital and most populated city is Bilbao, known mostly for the famous Guggenheim Museum or the estuary. Basque gastronomy is one of the strong pillars, due to the fact that dishes such as bacalao al pil-pil or a la vizcaína, marmitako or pisto were born here.
Gipuzkoa, also known as Gipuzcoa, is the second largest historical territory and another of the provinces of the Basque Country. Its capital and most populated city is San Sebastian, known for its beautiful Concha Bay. Land of cider and Idiazabal cheese, Gipuzkoa also stands out for its famous flyschs, which served as a location for filming scenes of the world-renowned series Game of Thrones.
Araba, also known as Alava, is the third and last historical territory and province of the Basque Country. Its capital and most populated city is Vitoria-Gasteiz, known for being the seat of the institutions of the Basque Autonomous Community and, therefore, the capital of the Basque Country.
Seasons in the Basque Country
The Basque Country uniqueness landscape is the perfect scenario for hosting the most prestigious and unique events you can think of. That is why, at Basqvium, we have developed informational catalogs for each season of the year. In each catalog, you will be able to find the holidays, festivities, and the main factors to bear in mind for planning your perfect event.