7 Photos That Will Make You Need Basque Country

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Thinking of visiting Basque Country?

We’d already gone pintxo hopping in Bilbao, devoured T-bone steaks in San Sebastian, taken a San Sebastian pintxos crawl, and even driven to colorful Saint Jean de Luz in French Basque Country, but all of our previous trips to Euskadi suddenly seemed dull compared to the sheer beauty of Bizkaia (also called Biscay in English and Vizcaya in Spanish). We drove up to Basque Country from Madrid, going from a dry and sweltering July day to the definition of perfect weather (75°F/24°C and sunny). Our destination was the small Basque fishing village, Lekeitio, where our friends Christine and Xabi were to be married in the town’s gorgeous gothic basilica.

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The area is out of a fairytale, and if it weren’t for their many months of rain I might have found my own personal paradise. Over the next few days we explored Lekeitio, and later headed village-by-village to reach Bilbao, where we spent one night eating pintxos before driving back to Madrid. I’ll be sharing more of our trip soon, but for now I’ll let the photos speak for themselves!

A Glimpse at Basque Country

 San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
Stunning San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
visiting Basque country
My dream house
visiting Basque Country Bermeo
The gorgeous boats of Bermeo
Visiting Basque country
We stumbled upon the picture perfect town of Itsabegi. I want to move there!
visiting San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
Looking down from San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
View of Basque Country
Those views!
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Then there’s the food…

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I’ll be bringing you more of Basque Country over the next few weeks!

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