Welcome to Authentic Basque Country. 

The largest English language travel blog dedicated to Basque Country.

Pamplona, Spain is the birthplace of Basque culture. It is also one of the most visited places in the Basque world. What it is probably most famous for globally is the Running of the Bulls. Don't let that fool you. There is so much more to see and do in Pamplona than just take. Here are the very best things to do in Pamplona, Spain....

The walls of Pamplona are incredible. They very well may be the most impressive feat of ancient fortification outside of the Great Wall of China. At a length of over five kilometers the walls protect the old city of Pamplona. Passing through the gates is like passing through the wardrobe into Narnia.

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Florida Parkea is a 200 year old site of relaxation and beauty. It possesses beautiful French botanical gardens, whimsical pathways and art pieces. This park is a welcome oasis from the summer's sun and has nearly 200 different species of plants and trees. It's where the birds come to join in choir and where you can go to recharge and find escape....

If there is one place that you have to see in Vitoria it's Plaza de la Virgen Blanca. This square is in the center of town and almost always has something going on. The patios are vibrant and the cameras are active. If you are looking to bask in the culture of Basque, look no further.

The coat of arms of Alava was officially recognized by the Government of Spain in December of 1984. The history of the crest goes back much further and its roots are one of the oldest in Basque Country. It's evolution has had many steps along it's journey and is a symbol of pride and justice.

This charming city sits on the border of Gipuzkoa and Bizkaia (Biscay). Eibar, sprawls along a thin valley with the Ego River flowing through it. The city centre is not very large and you can enjoy a day wandering the kaleas (streets), and taking in the many parks Eiber provides.

Basque Country has many wonderful and special elements. It is well known to be rich in language and culture. It is also rich in environmental and geological phenomena. The flysch that frame the Basque coast are absolutely splendid. This geological treasure is on full display in Basque Country.

Bilbao is a photographer's delight. There are so many locations to see, shoot and share. What is a little trickier is to find the best night photo spots in Bilbao, Spain.

Bakio is a beautiful oceanside town on the coast of Biscay. Known for its surfing and extensive beach. It is a perfect place to go on a sunny day or to spend a weekend. Here are the five very best ways to spend your time in Bakio

If you have kids, you know that these little balls of energy need time to run around and to play. An outing to a great playground is part of the fun of being a child. However, not all playgrounds are created equal. With that in mind, here is our current list for the best playgrounds in Bilbao.

Mungia is a great place to check out. This quiet and pleasant part of Biscay is the perfect place to come to let life slow down for a while. The city center has enough to keep you entertained without leaving you feeling like you need to hustle to get around to everything. Less than a half hour drive from Bilbao,...