This museum exhibits an eloquent and meaningful selection of Basque and Spanish art from the twentieth century through to the present day.
The cathedral is shaped in the form of a pronounced Latin cross, with three naves in the main hall space and a head wall with ambulatory and radial chapels. It has been built using techniques and decoration from various times in the Gothic tradition. An explanation of the various constructional techniques in relation with a structural assessment of the building is given later.
The Bilbao Guggenheim Museum is situated on an area of 32,500 square metres right next to and at the level of the Nervión estuary. This means it is 16 metres below the city of Bilbao and is crossed at one end by the enormous La Salve bridge, one of the main entry points to the city .
San Sebastián Aquarium contains over 5,000 fish including many surprising species. Its large oceanarium crossed by a 360 degree tunnel makes it unique in Europe.
Possibly the first writings in the peninsular Romance language now known as Castilian Spanish are documented here in Yuso Monastery in the form of the Notes of San Millán de la Cogolla. These are the first references relating to the Spanish language, the monasteries here being at the heart of medieval culture and the origins of the Castilian tongue.
Wide fairways fringed by oak and holly together with the design of their holes make these courses a joy to play on, not only for the golf but for the surrounding countryside too.
One of the main attractions of this Reserve are its dense woods, particularly its 3500 hectares of downy oak, the largest woodland of this type in Europe .
This Reserve lies at the foot of the Gorbea mountain. It possesses landscapes of great beauty where flora and fauna practically in its natural state can be observed. It is worth visiting the Sanctuary at Oro or the Gujuli Falls, and also seeking out the various craftwork and local produce available in the area.
Urdaibai’s area and degree of conservation make it the most important wetland in the Basque Country, and it is an important rest and overwintering place for migratory birds. UNESCO declared it a biosphere reserve in 1984.
The marvellous landscapes that contrast stunning, steep limestone peaks with meadowland and woodland make Urkiola an ever popular spot for nature-lovers.
Magical and evocative, the massive limestone crags, rivers and springs, wealth of vegetation and fauna of Aralar, together with its myths and legends, exert an irresistible influence on locals and visitors alike. Scaling its peaks requires a certain level of rock climbing ability.
Of great ecological interest, this granite massif stands out not only for its singular beauty and rich woodland but also for its varied fauna. Here there are streams such as the one at Aitzondo with falls in excess of 100 metres.