Etiquette

  • Greetings The Basques almost always greet friends and strangers alike with a kiss on each cheek, although two males only do this if they’re close friends.
  • Eating and drinking Basque waiters won’t expect you to thank them every time they bring you something, but they may expect you to keep your cutlery between courses in more casual bars and restaurants.
  • Visiting churches It is considered disrespectful to visit churches for the purposes of tourism during Mass and other worship services.
  • Escalators Always stand on the right to let people pass.