Anoeta Stadium

The Anoeta Stadium (Reale Arena) pitch

The Anoeta Stadium or Reale Arena is the home to La Liga side Real Sociedad and occasionally the Real Soceidad Women’s team. The stadium sits in the Amara district of San Sebastian, which is to the south of the city but easily accessible from the city centre by metro, biking or even walking.  Things to … Read more

San Mamés Stadium

The San Mames Satdium during a game

The San Mamés Stadium in Bilbao is one of the most iconic buildings in the city. With a maximum capacity of 53,000 spectators, it’s the 7th largest stadium in Spain and one of the top sporting venues in the whole of Europe.  Opening in 2013, its home to Athletic Bilbao and also where the Basque … Read more

Basque Country Cities & Towns

The Basque Country, located west of the Pyrenees, covers some 21,000 square kilometres. Within that space, the region is blessed with incredible natural features, fascinating history, a unique culture and some amazing food.  But when planning a trip to the Basque Country, it can be difficult to decide where to go.  Whilst most people have … Read more

The River Nervión in Bilbao

A man sitting pn a bench admiring the Vizcaya bridge in Bilbao

The River Nervión has played an instrumental role in the history of Bizkaia and the Basque Country.  Starting from the river source in Álava, the Nervión has been a driving force behind the emergence of towns and villages on its banks and surrounding areas.  At the estuary of the river, known as La Ría, the … Read more

Basque Traditions

Cocineros or chefs in the Tamborrada in the Old Town of San Sebastian

The Basque Country is a region recognised for its unique culture. A lot of that stems from Basque traditions that are intrinsically linked to modern day life in Euskadi.  A lot of the Basque traditions come from rural areas and the farmhouses. They historically formed the social structures of Baque society.  Today, these traditions are … Read more

The Basque Flag

Couple holding the basque flag

Whenever I have friends around who’ve never been to the Basque Country before, they always ask what the Basque flag is. If you’ve been on a trip to the Basque Country, it’s likely that you’ll have seen the red, green and white flag dotted around in various places and wondered what it is too.  Whilst … Read more