Classic Basque Country Trip

Make your way through Basque Country, a region known for its unique culture, heritage, and even language! Visit Leon's iconic cathedral, Bilbao's Guggenhgeim, and explore the rugged nature of northern Spain's Atlantic Coast, including the stunning San Juan de Gaztelugatxe.

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Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Barcelona, Spain

  • 2

    Zaragoza, Spain

  • 3

    Bilbao, Spain

  • 4

    Leon, Spain

  • 5

    Santiago de Composte, Spain

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Things to do in and around Barcelona

  • Barcelona
  • Sagrada Familia
  • Barri Gòtic
  • Park Guell
  • Terraces in Raval
  • Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
  • El petit Meteora català / Our own little Meteora in Catalonia
  • Getxo at night
  • Street
  • La Rambla
  • IMG_1575
  • Sitges, Spain
  • La Sierra de Montserrat
  • Interior - Palau de la Musica de Catalana
  • 3 - Passeig de Gracia 2 Houses
  • 2011 Barcelona
  • Barcelona Beach
  • Monasterio de Montserrat
  • Cardona mines
  • Museu
  • picasso museum
  • 007660 - Barcelona
  • Casa Milá (La Pedrera)
  • Illes Medes
  • Com per aixecar la pedra...
   
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Barcelona

Spain, Catalonia region

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A vibrant metropolis set on the Mediterranean Sea, famed for its brilliant architecture, rich culture, and captivating history.

Barcelona is the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain, and the second largest city in the country. Barcelona has a rich cultural heritage and is today an important cultural center and a major tourist destination. Particularly renowned are the architectural works of Antoni Gaudi and Lluis Domenech i Montaner, which have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Barcelona is one of the world's leading tourist, economic, trade fair and cultural centers, and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities.
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Things to do in and around Zaragoza

  • Up from the highest tower
  • Zaragoza
  • The Basilica, Zaragoza
  • Hacia el museo Ibercaja Camón Aznar
  • The Cloisters, 02.01.14
  • 206espagne
  • LOS MALLOS DE RIGLOS-HUESCA
  • Seo.
  • Aljaferia
  • PB231899
  • saltos de agua
   
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Zaragoza

Spain, Aragon region

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Zaragoza is currently experiencing a sort of "Renaissance," as the rest of the world is discovering its many attributes.

Zaragoza is the capital city of the Zaragoza province and of the autonomous community of Aragon, Spain. It is situated on the Ebro river, near the center of the region, in a valley with a variety of landscapes, ranging from desert to thick forest, meadows and mountains. The city is famous for its folklore, local gastronomy, and landmarks such as the Basilica del Pilar, La Seo Cathedral and the Aljaferia Palace. Together with La Seo and the Aljaferia, several other buildings form part of the Mudejar Architecture of Aragon which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Fiestas del Pilar are among the most celebrated festivals in Spain.
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Things to do in and around Bilbao

  • Bilbao
  • Museo Guggenheim Bilbao (Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao)
  • Bilbao
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Vizcaya Bridge
  • Donostia - San Sebastián
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  • Bilbao, museo marítimo
  • Museo Diocesano de Arte Sacro de Bilbao
  • Euskal Museoa, Unamuno enparantzan
  • Multicoloured herd
  • San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
  • Antiguo parador
  • Gasteiz from above
   
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Bilbao

Spain, Basque Country region

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Bilbao is an interesting city with a strong culture of art and architecture, as well as numerous museums on a variety of themes.

Bilbao is a municipality and city in Spain, in the autonomous community of the Basque Country.

Since its foundation in the early 14th century, Bilbao was a commercial hub that enjoyed significant importance. Nowadays, Bilbao is a vigorous service city that is experiencing an ongoing social, economic, and aesthetic revitalisation process, started by the iconic Bilbao Guggenheim Museum. Bilbao's buildings display a variety of architectural styles, ranging from gothic to contemporary architecture. The Old Town features many of the oldest buildings in the city, as the St. James' Cathedral or the Church of San Anton.

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Things to do in and around Leon

  • Luz vespertina
  • 20060311 3630 Las dos primeras
  • Catedral de León
  • 339/365 San Marcos de León
  • Plaza Mayor, León
  • Panorama de los Picos de Europa
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  • Entrada Basílica
  • Mar de Nubes
  • OSEJA DE SAJAMBRE
  • Burgos, Spain, October 2016
  • Cares gorges
   
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Leon

Spain, Castile and Leon region

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Founded in the 1C BC, Leon is an elegant city of masterful architecture, generous parks, and friendly residents.

Leon is a city located in the northwest of Spain. Leon's historical and architectural heritage, as well as the numerous festivals hosted throughout the year and its location on the Camino de Santiago, which is ranked as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, make it a destination of both domestic and international tourism. Some of the city's most prominent historical buildings are the Cathedral, the finest example of French-style classic Gothic architecture in Spain, the Basilica of San Isidoro, one of the most important Romanesque churches in Spain, the Monastery of San Marcos, a prime example of plateresque and Renaissance Spanish architecture, and the Casa Botines, a Modernist creation of the architect Antoni Gaudí.
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Things to do in and around Santiago de Compostela

  • Santiago de Compostela
  • Plaza de las Platerias en Santiago de Compostela
  • Pazo de Raxoi, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia
  • Plaza de la Quintana, Santiago de Compostela
  • Cathedral
  • Fue un día de conocer. Vigo
  • Ría de Muros-Noia desde o Enxa
  • 004795 - Santiago de Compostela
  • A Coruña
  • Equilibrios.
   
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Santiago de Compostela

Spain, Galicia region

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The capital of Galicia, this town was established as part of a pilgrimage route in the 9C, engendering its rich history.

Santiago de Compostela is the capital of the autonomous community of Galicia in northwestern Spain. The city has its origin in the shrine of Saint James the Great, now the city's cathedral, as destination of the Way of St. James, a leading Catholic pilgrimage route originated in the 9th century. In 1985 the city's Old Town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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