Basque Country is also the sum of its three territories and the two million people that inhabit them: Bizkaia, Gipuzkoa and Álava, with their nuances, their differences, their places and personalities.
If Bizkaia is the industrial sister, governed by the exemplary Bilbao, Gipuzkoa reveals itself as a more rustic territory, in which the aristocratic and stately back of San Sebastián stands out. Álava, however, is a land characterized by its scarcely populated plains and a capital, Vitoria, which is an example of good living.
Gorbeia is in the heart of Euskadi, at the gates of Bilbao and Vitoria-Gasteiz.
From Gorbeia you can also visit other corners of Basque Country such as the coasts of Bizkaia and Gipuzkoa, with charming places such as Mundaka, San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, Getaria or Zarautz.
The new Bilbao is an ideal place to spend a day around some of its most emblematic elements such as the Euskalduna Palace, the Alhondiga, the Isozaki Towers, the Maritime Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts or the Arriaga Theater.
Right here, the domains of the Old Town start with their new square, the seven streets, the Cathedral of Santiago and the Mercado de la Ribera; a charming area where you can enjoy some of the best snacks (pintxos) and make purchases.
We can´t forget titanium miracle; the Guggenheim Museum; much more than an exhibition hall. It is the flagship of a modern Bilbao, versatile, new and open to the world.
Vitoria - Gasteiz
The capital of Basque Country is marked by a medieval past whose traces are more visible in its old part. Located on the top of a hill, it is full of alleys, cantons and squares.
It highlights the old cathedral, which has served as an inspiration to the English novelist Ken Follet. This monument has been in rehabilitation works for more than a decade, but at no time has it closed its doors to the public.
At the foot of the Medieval Quarter is the first widening of the city, where the squares of the Virgen Blanca and Spain are located, and the pedestrian streets of Eduardo Dato and Postas.
It was European green capital, an award that has been achieved, among other reasons, by the green ring of parks and walks that surrounds the city of Vitoria and its delicate urban landscapes such as Florida or the Prado.
Also known as "the beautiful Easo" or "pearl of the Bay of Biscay", Donostia-San Sebastián is a beautiful and elegant city, of French influence, which was the summer center of the European aristocracy until the beginning of the 20th century.
Located just 23 km from the French border, in this beautiful city you will find one of the most famous urban beaches, La Concha, with a promenade made in detail.
Do not miss its old part where the traveler can enter its catering establishments, cradle of the new avant-garde gastronomy, or its immense architectural wealth: the neo-Gothic cathedral of the Good Shepherd; "The comb of the winds" by Eduardo Chillida; dream palaces like the Miramar or the Kursaal; headquarters of the Zinemaldia, the Donostia-San Sebastián Film Festival, one of the epicenters of its wide cultural activity that has made it worthy of the "European Cultural Capital 2016".
The wines of Denomination of Origin of Rioja Álavesa, have given this region a worldwide reputation. The excellence of the grape is the starting point of the unique personality of its wines, of wide international recognition and reference of high quality.
The extensive vineyards of Rioja Álavesa coexist in harmony with the medieval villages and the avant-garde architecture of dozens of wineries designed by famous architects of the stature of Frank Gehry, the author of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, as is the case of the Marqués de Riscal in the town of Elciego. And it is not the only one. A spectacle for the view is also that of Ysios in Laguardia, designed by Santiago Calatrava.
Visit or enjoy a typical lunch in a winery, taste its wines and discover an unusual landscape at the foot of the majestic Sierra de Cantabria, is outlined as a unique plan.