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  • Museums

    Bilbao Favorites

    You have to see the Guggenheim: and keep on seeing it, at different times of the day, on different days. It always looks different. As a work of art it's a masterpiece. As an art-gallery, it fails. Here, form does not follow function. On the outside it overshadows both the (not small, or un-noticeable) Jeff Koons' "puppy", nor the equally...

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  • Cultural background

    Bilbao Favorites

    I think a good way to find out about a culture is to listen to their music whether tradtional or modern. While in Bilbao and Basque Country I discovered an artist by the name of Fermin Muguruza. His music is sung in Basque and is political in nature but fun to listen to. Once i arrived back at home I checked out his website and the lyrics were also...

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  • Basque Country

    Bilbao Favorites

    If you take a little tour along the basque coast north of Bilbao, you should stop at Matxitxako Cape, a lighthouse between Bakio and Bermeo. You must take a little road that goes to the cape from the main road Bakio-Bermeo. After 8 kilometres of nice woods and coast landscapes you arrive to this peaceful end, from where you have nice views of the...

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  • A politicised region

    The Basque Country is a politicised area. This does not mean it is dangerous, it simply means that there is an awareness of the challenges of competiting nationalisms. In the photo, the Basque slogan says "Basque prisoners to the Basque Country", about a controversial Spanish government policy to send "political" prisoners outside the Basque...

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  • Cleanliness

    If there is one thing that never ceases to amaze me, it is the amount of time that the Basques spend cleaning.Maybe it happens in the whole of Spain, but I have only really noticed it in Pais Vasco. Bars, shops, houses, they are at it all the time. For me the funniest thing is when gin is used to disinfect the counters of bars (it is probably...

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  • Watch out for the spelling!

    When looking for places in Euskadi (the Basque Country), take care as places may have different names or spellings.San Sebastian is Donostia for example.Be aware that Virtual Tourist use the Castellano names for places in the Basque country, so you may not find Gernika but instead Guernica.This can cause confusion not only when surfing this...

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  • marriage with the nature

    The Basques have lived in a way, a lot of years, that they have not building great cities (althoug now are Bilbo and Donosti)but have lived in strong proximity with the nature. In Gaztelugatxeko (Saint John) you can see an exemple of this.

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