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Cheap flights to Basque Country

Basque Country is an autonomous community in northern Spain. It includes the Basque provinces of Alava, Biscay, and Gipuzkoa, collectively called Historical Territories. The region’s de facto capital is Vitoria-Gasteiz while its largest city is Bilbao. Covering a total land area of approximately 7,200 square kilometres or 2,800 square miles, the Basque Country is home to an estimated 22 million Basques divided all throughout the region’s many cities.

What to see & do

When exploring Basque Country, some of the main attractions include the Guggenheim Museum, Beach of La Concha, Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, Teatro Arriaga, Plaza Nueva, Basilica of Begoña, the Euskalduna Conference Centre and Concert Hall, Kursaal Congress Centre and Auditorium, Doña Casilda Iturrizar park, Artium Museum, and Gran Vía de Don Diego López de Haro, to name a few. Focusing on Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, it is considered the second largest and the most visited museum in all of Basque Country. Located within the Doña Casilda Iturrizar Park, the museum features collections of Basque, Spanish, and European art from the Middle Ages, provided by master artists such as El Greco, Cranach, Murillo, Goya, Sorolla, Mary Cassatt, and Gauguin, among others, from the Middle Ages and the 19th century periods.

How to get around within Basque Country

Basque Country can be explored via its roads, rails, and seaports. Going by road, the AP-8 motorway connects Bilbao, San Sebastián, and the French border; while the A-1 motorway connects San Sebastián and Gasteiz with central Spain. The AP-68 motorway connects the Mediterranean with Bilbao. Going by rail, the lines that serve the region include Euskotren Tranbia and Euskotren Trena, RENFE broad gauge lines, and the Basque Y, to name a few. The EuskoTren has services that go in and out of Bilbao and San Sebastián, while EuskoTren tram has services in and out of Bilbao and Vitoria-Gasteiz. Basque Y is Basque Country’s new high-speed network that will be up and running by 2017. The Basque Y will connect the region’s three capitals in a ‘Y’ formation, in addition to connecting with the French TGV network within Hendaye, France. Going by sea, Basque Country has the Port of Bilbao and the Port of Pasaia as the two of its most important ports, with Bermeo and Ondarroa ports as its minor fishing ports.

How to get there

When travelling into the Basque Country in Spain, some of the airports that serve the area include Bilbao Airport, San Sebastián Airport, and Vitoria Airport. The most important airport in the Basque Country and northern Spain is Bilbao Airport, located nine kilometres north of Bilbao. The airport operates flights to and from Palma de Mallorca, Alicante, Paris, Rome, London, Brussels, Madrid, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Lisbon, Zürich, Istanbul, and London, through airlines such as Aer Lingus, Air Berlin, Air Europa, Air France operated by HOP!, Alitalia, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, TAP Portugal operated by Portugália, Swiss International Air Lines operated by Swiss Global Air Lines, Turkish Airlines, and Vueling, in addition to many more.

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