The 10 Best Things to Do in Basque Country, Spain

July 28, 2017 Harland Bartelt

Discover the best top things to do in Basque Country, Spain including Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Thabuca Wine Tours, San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, Cueva Covalanas, Bodega Casa Primicia, Ruta Del Flysch, Bodegas Luis Canas, Bodegas Baigorri, Acantilados de Azkorri, Playa De Berria.

1. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Abandoibarra Et. 2, 48001 Bilbao, Spain +34 944 35 90 00
Excellent
61%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

American architect Frank Gehry is responsible for this architectural masterpiece: this fantastic chrome and metal creation houses a large collection of modern and contemporary art, a continuation of the Guggenheim legacy.

Reviewed By Angel57 - Essex UK

The building is without doubt stunning, whether it's worth paying to enter is another thing.
I enjoyed the experience but my husband who is more of a traditionalist where art is concerned did not think much of the art installations and conceptional art exhibits.
If you are on a budget you can enjoy much of the building, the puppy, the spider etc from just walking around the site.

2. Thabuca Wine Tours

C/Mayor, 4 | Rioja, 01330 Labastida, Spain
Excellent
92%
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5 based on 114 reviews

Thabuca Wine Tours

Rioja wine tours and gourmet experiences in Basque Country with locals. Local Boutique Tour operator specialized in wine tours in Rioja, Spain for discerning wine and food lovers. Off-the-beaten-path tours and unique experiences. Rioja private tours and semi-private small group tours. Acces to non-comercial wineries in Rioja. Taste the best Rioja wines and savour the best local food. Discover with us Rioja best kept secrets.

Reviewed By Frank F - New York City, New York

Our guide, Marta, was incredible! There was great email communication leading up to the tour and she even went out of her way to make a special drop-off for us! The tour itself was super interesting and brought us to wineries that we wouldn't have otherwise found on our own. Finishing with a delicious lunch in Laguardia capped off the best day of our trip! Highly recommended.

3. San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

Bermeo, Spain
Excellent
82%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
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5 based on 2 reviews

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

Reviewed By NoeB1 - Antwerp, Belgium

This is a special place to see along the coast in the Basque country!! The coast itself is beautiful. You have a nice place to see the church when you are in the port of Bakio. It's nice to take some pictures first from there. After you can go up by car and park at the large parking space. The path to the church is muddy and slippery, so wear good shoes. But it's worth the trip. It's a pity that it's very touristic even in winter days. It's nice to look at the rough see.

4. Cueva Covalanas

Calle Covalanas n 629, 39800 Ramales de la Victoria, Spain +34 942 59 84 25
Excellent
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5 based on 191 reviews

Cueva Covalanas

Reviewed By Robert S - Beaumaris, Australia

The Cueva Covalanas is amazing. The painting inside are about 20,000 years old and they are wonderful. We booked online to ensure a place amongst the seven participants in the tour. Victoria, the tour guide, was excellent.

5. Bodega Casa Primicia

Calle Paganos 78, 01300 Laguardia, Spain +34 945 62 12 66
Excellent
87%
Good
11%
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5 based on 243 reviews

Bodega Casa Primicia

Casa Primicia is the oldest civil building in the medieval town of Laguardia, the place where the Church received the taxes of the peasants since the XV Century, the first winery in Rioja Alavesa. Visiting Casa Primicia you will discover the true history of wine in Rioja and you will be amazed by our incredible caves digged 900 years before where we keep our best secret; our wine.

Reviewed By Sherry P - West Linn, Oregon

My husband & I booked Reservations online prior to our visit to Spain. We reserved a tour with an english speaking guide, Fabiola. She was gracious and knowledgeable. The tour was small and intimate...only one other couple joined us. The location was ideal...right in the...MoreIt is a pleasure to note how much you enjoyed our Tour. I would like to thank you for letting us know how impressed you were with our allocation and our historic cellars. It is always gratifying to receive such praise. Best regards, Fabiola Ansedes

6. Ruta Del Flysch

Churruca square z / g, Zumaia, Spain
Excellent
78%
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5 based on 337 reviews

Ruta Del Flysch

Reviewed By Robby G C - Toronto, Canada

Online I had found this geological wonder that is found only in Zumaia, Spain. I was so fascinated by it that I wanted to see it. I looked all through the internet, and the only option supposedly was to take a boat ride that would bring us to these formations. I also found some of these formation behind the Ermita de San Telmo. At least I would be able to see these, I thought.
However, when we arrived at Zumaia, we headed for the beach first. The splendor of these formations were everywhere on that beach! I didn't even know about these! I had my camera at hand took pictures left and right. It was so fascinating and all that for free! Even if the sea is near high tide, we can still some of these formations.
Even though it was raining and the sea was wild, nothing could stop me from enjoying this geological marvel. It was as if I was on another planet! When we left the beach, we found a statue of a horse head and the locals tried to mimic it as if it was made with Flysh, but truly that wasn’t the case.
This is a must to see! Nowhere else can this be seen! Truly amazing and utterly gorgeous! It's truly worthwhile!

7. Bodegas Luis Canas

Ctra. Samaniego 10, 01307 Villabuena de Alava, Spain
Excellent
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5 based on 115 reviews

Bodegas Luis Canas

In the heart of Rioja Alavesa.A unique setting, surrounded by vineyards, in the majestic presence of the Sierra Cantabria where you you can lose yourself and feel the wine calling. Fill your senses with its colours, smells and tastes. Come and let yourself go. Call to previous reservation: From 8:30 to 13.30h & from 13:30h to 17.30h from Monday to Thursday. Friday and Saturday: 10.30 to 14h.

Reviewed By Houston_TxFriend - Houston-Tx

Very informative tour. We had Pedro Pablo Amurrio giving us informations about the wines and wineries. He was so kind and very knowledgeable. It's really an amazing Winery and I could find the owner, grandpa, and how sweet he was! We tasted a number of very excellent wines! I liked the architecture and all together such museums.
We felt really welcomed and that is a place to go if you are in the area.

8. Bodegas Baigorri

Ctra. Vitoria-Logrono Km 53, 01307 Samaniego, Spain +34 945 60 94 20
Excellent
71%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 376 reviews

Bodegas Baigorri

Do you want to live through an exciting experience? BAIGORRI winery is UNIQUE. His concept and philosophy is to transmit the passion for the wine from the vineyard, taking care to the maximum of every detail. Because of it we want that you come to visit us and to remain to eating in our gastronomic restaurant, with a view to the vineyard, where our Chef will show you surprising plates with products of season of the Rioja Alavesa, and where our BAIGORRI's wines receive protagonism well as integral part of the plate or harmonizing the food. Do you know some warehouse with 7 underground plants? Inside an incomparable frame for the culture of the grapevine, sheltered by the "Sierra Cantabria" mountain, you can discover 7 plants of underground fret, where of didactic form you discover stepwise everything the process of production for gravity of our singular wines. You can come to visit us providing that you want. We offer you these magnificent options of visit: - Visit guided with degustation of 2 wines + 2 "tapas gourmet": 12€ for person (VAT included). - Visit guided with a menu degustation in the Restaurant of the warehouse, consisted of 3 "tapas", first gastronomic plate, second plate, dessert, bread, coffee, water, and 4 references of wines harmonizing the food: 45€ for person (VAT included). Our Restaurant this one placed in the sixth underground plant, with a view to the vineyards and our spectacular room of casks. Still have not you surprised us? Follow us in Facebook and in Twitter and discover everything what we can do for you.

Reviewed By bosebokullen - Unnaryd, Sweden

A wonderfull place in a wonderfull environment. We are membrers in a swedish wineassociation Munskänkarna. Come to see this place with exciting layout and throughfull production. We were not disappointed. An interesting guide with lots of knowledge. Then we eat a perfect dinner. We have recommened this wineyard to more frends and membrers in Munskänkarna.

9. Acantilados de Azkorri

Getxo, Spain
Excellent
72%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 150 reviews

Acantilados de Azkorri

Reviewed By nikko1974UK - Maidenhead, United Kingdom

I think you can take a bus (or a taxi) to this place but I walked all the way from the Vizcaya Bridge. It's about 1.5 hour walk. You will pass through Las Arenas, then you will see the stunning mansions from early XX century, then the beach and you'll finally arrive to the cliff there you have the option to use the stairs or a lift (EU 0,20) then you have another 30 minutes walk to the actual Acantilados de Azkorri. The view to the port and to Getxo are incredible.

10. Playa De Berria

Santona, Spain
Excellent
70%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 406 reviews

Playa De Berria

Reviewed By arnorab - London, United Kingdom

Long, wide, unspoiled, clean beach with no cafes, mess or noise. Lots of surfers from time to time but they bother no one. Never crowded or noisy. Easy parking.

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