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Araba/Álava province in Spain

Places of interest in the province of Álava

Situation: The province of Álava is one of the three that are part of the autonomous community of the Basque country, Vizcaya and Guipúzcoa. It borders La Rioja, Castilla y Leon and Cantabria. It has several mountains around the 1500 meters and several rivers.

Municipalities: About 50 municipalities are part of Álava. Its capital Vitoria is the principal place of business and which turns the life of the province, in addition they are also attractions Llodio and Amurrio.

What to see? In the province of Álava has local attractions that draw tourists. Vitoria for example you will find many monuments as the Cathedral of Santa Maria, which is located in the heart of the medieval town or the green areas that you can enjoy throughout the region.

What to eat? The gastronomy of Álava is based on local products and typical hunting which is usually given in the province. They tend to eat many meat and fish as well as the famous pintxos.

Where to stay? In larger population centres has a rich offer of hotels, hostels and guesthouses to spend your holidays. In rural areas most advisable is to rent a House.

How to get? It has several road access from different parts of the province. Vitoria airport also has ongoing activity throughout the year. There is a good bus service.

País Vasco region in Spain

Basque country, land of good food, beaches and rural tourism

Situation: The autonomous community of the Basque country is located at the northern end of the Iberian peninsula, it borders other regions such as Cantabria, Castilla y León, Navarre and La Rioja, as well as part of the French Pyrenees. It has many mountains and a coastline with many beaches.

Municipalities: 252 municipalities make up the autonomous community which highlights the three capitals of the provinces that are Bilbao, San Sebastian and Vitoria. The climate that the autonomous community has is cold in winter and mild in summer. It has numerous precipitations.

What to see? In the Basque country it has numerous options to spend your summer or winter holidays. For example you can enjoy great beaches during the summer with a few very pleasant temperatures or go pintxos in any of the bars that offer this dish.

What to eat? Basque cuisine is considered to be the best that there is in Spain for the large number of recipes and products that have high quality.

Where to stay? In municipalities with many inhabitants you won't have any problem to find a place to spend the holidays. If you wish you have the possibility of renting an apartment on the beach or in the mountains.

How to get? Provincial capitals have very active airports throughout the year. It has a good bus service and road in very good condition to move through the region.