Looking to travel Basque Country? In this interview we speak with Basque Country travel expert, Txaro Mardaratz Nájera to learn more about this European jewel.
Why Travel Basque Country?
Basque Country may be a small country but it has a powerful identity.
Basque enjoys a privileged geographic location, in the green north of Spain, with everything in a nutshell; coastline, mountains, and wine area (Basque Rioja).
In Basque you’ll find a little bit of everything… the sea, mountains, rivers and a unique people.
It has three capitals; Bilbao, a stimulating city, with the Guggenheim museum, San Sebastian, one of the most beautiful coastal cities in the world, which has become European Capital of Culture in 2016, and Vitoria-Gasteiz, a beautiful city awarded the European Green Capital 2012.
It is interesting to see the difference between the coastal and inland cities, which are very close; only an hour away.
If you enjoy affordable, luxurious, authentic international cuisine, then you will love Basque Country. Its gastronomy is considered to be one of the best cuisines.
Basque Country is a place of heritage, nature, spectacular landscapes, small medieval villages, cultural life, wonderful food and wine…
A paradise for the senses!!!
How much time would you need travel Basque Country?
You want to take at least 5 – 7 days to see the coastal and inland areas, try the food and visit all the tourist attractions.
Basque Country – Did you know?
Basque is the oldest spoken language in all of Europe.
Languages spoken today in Basque Country are Basque, Spanish and English (mostly by the younger generation).
The city of Bilbao (a university town and population of 1 million) is internationally recognized for its urban regeneration and in 2010 was awarded the Nobel Prize for Cities.
24% of Basque Country is reserve-protected.
Basque enjoys mild weather. You can expect some snow in winter time, and warm, but not too hot summers as it is in the north of Spain.