11 Best things to do in Bilbao

Shops in the Casco Viejo of Bilbao

Bilbao is a city famous for its industrial past, art, architecture, food and football.  Whether you’re the type of person who loves a museum, someone who wants to try all the local cuisine, or you simply prefer to watch the world go by, you’re sure to find something in Bilbao.  After years of regular day … Read more

Must-Visit Bilbao Museums

Museo de Bellas Artes Bilbao

Bilbao is a city with a vibrant past. As well as being one of the most populous areas in Northern Spain, the city has always had a thriving port with goods coming in and out of the Bizkaia capital.  With plenty of activity and a unique Basque culture, the city has an interesting story which … Read more

Closest & Most Accessible Beaches in Bilbao

Ereaga beach near bilbao

The Basque coastline is packed with stunning rock formations, cliffs, amazing surfing conditions and impressive beaches. They’re one of the main reasons people come from all over the world to visit the area.  But, when you think of Bilbao, I wouldn’t blame you if golden sand wasn’t the first thing that springs to mind.  Whilst … Read more

Casco Viejo (Old Quarter) Bilbao

Ribera Market in Bilbao

The Casco Viejo (Old Quarter) in Bilbao goes by many names. It’s referred to “Zazpikaleak” in Basque, or “Siete Calles” in Spanish which both translate to the “Seven Streets”. It’s also known as the Medieval Quarter or Old Town.  Whatever you want to call it, they all refer to the same nucleus of streets in … Read more

Hondarribia

Now, if San Sebastian is one of the prettiest cities in the Basque Country, Hodarribia (Fuenterrabía in Spanish) has to be up there as one of the prettiest towns!  Set on the French-Spanish border, it’s a town with plenty of history which is evident as you walk through its charming streets.  With the River Bidasoa, … Read more

Basque Sports (All You Need To Know)

Football, cycling and surfing are all popular sports in the Basque Country.  But for hundreds of years the Basque people have also engaged in their own traditional sports.  There are many different traditional Basque sports, but they all typically originate from the rural areas and farms, where the workers added a competitive spin to mundane … Read more

Zarautz

Zarautz is a town located 15km west of San Sebastian. It’s one of a number of coastal towns on the Basque coastline that is well worth a visit.  If you’re looking for information on the town and what to do in Zarautz, you’ve come to the right place.  In this article we’ll run through the … Read more

Tolosa

View of Tolosa from the river

Tolosa is a small Basque town just over 30 minutes away from the centre of San Sebastian.  Historically it was a strategic commercial point for Gipuzkoa largely due to its location in the valley (and on the banks) of the River Oria. Today, this means there’s plenty of history and things to explore in this … Read more