The arid hills and proud history of Aragón; the lush coastline and gourmet delights of the Basque Country (País Vasco); the wine country and famous festivals of Navarra: this northeastern area of Spain is brimming with fascinating destinations.
Zaragoza is the capital of the expansive Aragón region, though by no means is the city its only attraction. The parks and pretty towns of the Pyrenees are well worth exploring too.
The Basques, whose language has no known origins and is believed to be among the world’s oldest, claim two of Spain’s most interesting cities – San Sebastián and Bilbao – as their own. Head to stately San Sebastián for an upscale resort experience and some of the best food Spain has to offer. Visit Bilbao for a look at the majestic Guggenheim Bilbao museum.
Navarra, historically and culturally linked to the Basque Country, is well-known for its fine wines and for hosting the legendary San Fermines festival in Pamplona.