What a shame that terrorist activities of a few Basque Separatists have given a rather bad name to this marvelous region and its wonderful inhabitants.
Euskadi - as the Basque Region is known locally - is home to the provinces of Vizcaya, Guip zcoa, and lava.
In the north of Spain, overlooking the Cantabrian Sea, it occupies the eastern part of the Cantabrian Mountains - between the Pyrenees and the Valley of the Nervi n.
Vitoria is the region s capital city - located in the province of lava.
Other main cities include Bilbao - capital of Vizcaya - and the cosmopolitan San Sebastian - capital of Gup zcoa.
A relatively mountainous region, it also possesses a superb coastline, unspoilt by tourism.
With its glorious historical background and rich heritage, you ll find some of Spain s most beautiful castles.
In 1997, Frank Gehry s impressive Guggenheim Museum was opened in Bilbao - really placing the city on the map.
Whether you prefer to play golf, surf, watch a bullfight, ride horses in the countryside, laze on a beach or concentrate on culture ... the Basque Country can accommodate you.
And the cuisine is absolutely magnificent!
Basque Country landmarks - popular places
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