Experience Basque Country with Destination Spain

Hondarribia in the Basque Country

This town is located on the Cantabrian coast, in Guipúzcoa. You will be charmed by a stroll around the old walled town with its cobbled streets. Make sure to soak in the surroundings of emblazoned houses, the castle of Emperor Carlos V, the fishermen’s cottages... You should also head to Txingudi Bay and, in summer, take a dip on the beach and a boat trip. To restore your strength, what could be better than dropping in to any of the town’s traditional restaurants?

Peñíscola in the Region of Valencia

Let's head towards the coast once again – this time to the Mediterranean Sea, an excellent place for a holiday! In Peñíscola, as well as going to one of its stunning beaches, you can discover a medieval town, where the main feature is the Castle of Papa Luna, built by theKnights Templar. Dare to ‘storm’ the castle and then go for a walk round the streets of Peñíscola and discover other monuments like the Parish Church or the ‘Portal Fosc’, and surprising places like the ‘bufador’ (a rock that has been naturally eroded by the sea which flows into the hole and splashes out making a loud noise). If you want to know more about the town's fishing tradition, go down to the port or plan a visit to the Sea Museum.

Olite in Navarre

Once you are in this Navarrese town, your eyes will be drawn to its most important monument: the Castle or Palace of Olite. Take a tour inside to see where kings, queens, princes andprincesses used to live. It’s then worth wandering the streets to discover the mediaeval churches and heading to a bar to try the rich wines from the area. Sounds appetizing, right?

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