Bodegas Ysios

Basque Country

Located 2km north of Laguardia, the 2001-opened Bodegas Ysios was designed by Santiago Calatrava as a ‘temple dedicated to wine’. It features an aluminium wave for a roof and a cedar exterior that blends into the mountainous backdrop and looks best at night, when pools of light flow out of it. Tours provide an insight into wine production; book ahead.

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