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The Basque Country

Bilbao - Shipping center of Spain
Bilbao was founded on the shipping of iron, somewhere in prehistory. Today, it's the capital of Biscay provincia, and the largest city in Basque Country.

Guernica y Luno - Picasso's inspiration
Located just northeast of Bilbao, Guernica is the center of the Basque country and the Basque heart.

San Sebastian - Modern town of history
In 1845, Queen Isabella II made San Sebastian a popular resort when she spent the summer there, and later made it the summer residence of the royal court. Its popularity did not dwindle with the opening of the casino in 1887, and it was a popular hideaway for European artistocrats during World War I.

Vitoria - Blending today with history
Vitoria, 45 miles south of Bilbao, is the capital of Alava province in the Basque region, but was founded as Gasteiz by a Visigoth king, Leovigild, in celebration of a Basque defeat.

The unspoiled atmosphere of Fuenterrabia
The province Guipuzcoa, where you'll find Fuenterrabia, is one of the three autonomous provinces of Basque and of the three is the one that retains the purest form of the language and culture.