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Bilbao and Beyond - The Basque country

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Basque Country,

Enjoy the cuisine, wines and culture of the Basque country from Bilbao to San Sebastian-Donostia and Laguardia, in the Rioja Alavesa.


Eating Mugaritz, Bilbao + Basque Country

If you're just looking to sate your hunger, steer clear of this restaurant just outside San Sebastián. Chef Andoni Luis Aduriz's place, set in a rustic yet... more

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Eating Asador Portuetxe, Bilbao + Basque Country

For a classic but casual Basque meal, head to this 400-year-old farmhouse in the university district of Ibaeta. The historic structure, surrounded on all sides... more

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Villa Soro, Bilbao + Basque Country

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Hotel Marqués de Riscal
Hotel Hotel Marqués de Riscal, Bilbao + Basque Country

In the heart of the Rioja wine region (about an hour south of Bilbao) this 2006 Frank Gehry-designed hotel has titanium curves that echo those of Bilbao's... more


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Eating Andra Mari, Bilbao + Basque Country

Entering this converted Basque farmhouse, set next to a 13th-century church in the small town of Galdakao—about a 15-minute drive from Bilbao—feels... more

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Eating Aizian, Bilbao + Basque Country

Chef José Miguel Olazabalaga serves up some truly inventive creations in this angular, glossy wooden box of a dining room. Foie gras is wrapped in a thin... more

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Eating Gaminiz, Bilbao + Basque Country

The culinary headquarters of native chef Aitor Elizegi, Gaminiz is set in an improbably pretty industrial park 20 minutes' drive outside Bilbao. Here, Elizegi... more

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