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

4 Popular Basque Symbols & Their Meanings

Lauburu Basque Cross symbol

The Basque Country is a region with a unique and distinct heritage built up over the centuries, and that’s evident in the popular Basque symbols.  The region has the last remaining pre-Indo-European language (Euskara) that dates back to prehistoric Europe. It’s also a place of unique traditions and culture. They are still evident today in … 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

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

10 Things To Know Before Visiting San Sebastian

The pico del loro on la concha beach in San Sebastian

If you’re thinking about visiting San Sebastian, there’s some things you should know about the Basque city before doing so. We’ve taken some of the most frequently asked questions and answered them all in one place so you can head to Donostia with peace of mind. 1. What region of Spain is San Sebastian? Donostia-San … Read more