Basque in it!
Collected by Nina Dietzel, AFAR Ambassador
Abandoibarra Etorb., 2, 48009 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain
Modern, mind bending, and mentally interactive, the Guggenheim Museum is one of the must-do experiences of Spain. You could easily spend an hour getting lost in the beauty of the facade, with the monstrous tarantula, the skyscraper of a flowered...
Mazarredo Zumarkalea, 77, 48009 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain
Hotel Miró is located kitty-corner from El Gug (the Guggenheim). The property's minimalist, sleek interior was created by Barcelona fashion icon Antonio Miró and it is a member of Design Hotels. Apart from conveying a great sense of place, what...
48180 Loiu, Bizkaia, Spain
Bilbao's jetson-esque airport is the perfect introduction to the many architectural gems awaiting you in the Basque Country. The main terminal was designed by Santiago Calatrava and opened in 2000. It was immediately nicknamed 'La Paloma' (dove)...
Puente de Vizcaya Zubia, Getxo, Bizkaia, Spain
The Vizcaya Bridge (Bizkaiko Zubia in Basque, Puente de Vizcaya in Spanish) was constructed over 100 years ago to connect the neighborhoods Portugalete and Las Arenas (part of Getxo) across the Ibaizabal River. The structure stands 45 meters (148...
Dorre Kalea, 2, 48005 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain
Smack in the center of old town Bilbao, in an old building, up a few creeky, battered flights of stairs, you'll find the quirky Basque Boutique Hotel. Each of the 8 guest rooms is unique. They're designed around specific places, sculptures and...
Barrio Olagorta,6, 48287 Ea, Bizkaia, Spain
Ea Astei, a cluster of unique vacation homes, is located 45km (28mi) from Bilbao, in the breathtaking Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve. The accommodations range from a 15th century farmhouse to contemporary, ultra modern structures. What brings it all...
Aldamar Parkea Parkea, 6, 20808 Getaria, Gipuzkoa, Spain
Did you know that Cristóbal Balenciaga was from the Basque Country? A stunning museum paying homage to the couturiers of couturiers was built in Getaria, about 25km (16 miles) from San Sebastian. The architecture and interior design of the museum...
Barrio de la Estación, s/n, 26200 Haro, La Rioja, Spain
Cune (owned by Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España, CVNE) is a century-old family winery in Rioja Alta, located in the Barrio de la Estación de Haro, the wine capital. An early misspelling stuck and turned CVNE into Cune. It's fun to visit...
Calle Herrerías, s/n, 01307 Villabuena de Álava, Álava, Spain
Hotel Viura is located in Villabuena de Álava (Basque: Eskuernaga), a small, ancient town famous for its resident (300) to winery (48) quota. The hotel was designed by the Spanish firm Designhouses (http://designhouses.org/dh/) and opened in 2010....
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