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Why Go?

Gehry's masterpiece, the Bilbao Guggenheim—even more astonishing in person

The avant-garde food lab that is Basque cuisine—plus great wines from the vineyards of La Rioja

Outdoor pleasures: beaches, mountain trails, and the thrilling Basque sport of pelota

What To Skip

Assuming that this is like any other region of Spain—the Basque culture and language are unique

What For:

Arts + Culture, Design + Architecture, Family, Food + Wine, Outdoors + Nature

When To Go:

April, May, September, October


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