Places in Basque Country
Vitoria (Basque: Gasteiz) has a habit of falling off the radar, yet it’s actually the capital of not just the southern Basque province of Álava (Basque: Araba) but also the entire Basque Country. Maybe it was given this honour precisely because it is so forgotten, but if that’s the case, prepare for a surprise.
It’s easy to spin back the wheels of time in the medieval fortress town of Laguardia, or the ‘Guard of Navarra’ as it was once appropriately known, sitting proudly on its rocky hilltop. The walled old quarter, which makes up most of the town, is virtually traffic-free and is a sheer joy to wander around.
Tours and activities
Tips and articles
La Tamborrada: a guide to the drum festival of San Sebastian
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Summer lovin' in San Sebastián
It’s said that nothing is impossible. This is wrong. It’s impossible to lay eyes on San Sebastián (Donostia in Basque) and not fall madly in love...
Barcelona on film
When you consider Barcelona's undeniably camera-friendly looks and irresistible charisma, it comes as quite a surprise to find that so few good films have been set here...
A perfect day in Barcelona
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