Basque Country

Savour our tapas, try the wine from Rioja Alavesa and refresh yourself with txakoli from the Basque Coast, caressed by the sea breeze

XVI International Festival of Archaeological Cinema of Bidasoa until November 26

cartel-ficab-2016Until November 26 you can enjoy the XVI International Festival of Archaeological Cinema of Bidasoa FICAB in C.C. Amaia, CBA Library and Aquarium.
The archaeological documentary film comes to cover the need to maintain the rigor of the information, offering the resource of attractive supports and speeches supported in real images that transport us without difficulty to the scenes of the past.
What do we know about life in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, after the fall of the Taliban? And the impact of tourism in Cambodia? Or the identity of the current inhabitants of Panama?
It turns out that archaeological research is not a bubble isolated from its socio-economic or political environment. And less of the human factor that promotes them. It happens that the directors of a good number of films of this edition have chosen to present us that added reality. That way we will have the opportunity to enter the houses of Kabul, to know how the families of young people live within them and what future expectations they have. We will share with the Cambodian authorities their concern about the effects of the arrival of millions of tourists to visit the temples of the Khmer Empire. We will also learn about the impact of North American culture in Panama, the folklore and traditions of the workers of the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, the landscape of Guatemala and many more things of rabiosa actuality.
Take the opportunity to discover the bay of Txingudi with Hondarribia and Irun, its nature, its gastronomy with its pintxos (tapas) and the good atmosphere that is breathed.

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The Behobia-San Sebastián 2016 will be held on November 13, up yourself!

behobia-2016-cartelThe Behobia-San Sebastián is here. If you are a professional of running as if you’re an initiate, this is your career. In this edition 52 you expect multiple modalities to be able to participate. The traditional race of 20 kilometers; the Txiki Behobia, for the little ones; the Gaztea Behobia, for people between 14 and 18 years; Behobia Skaters and Behobia for people with disabilities.

behobia-sansebastianAnd because as the Behobia-San Sebastián say “is more than a race, is primarily a feeling,” the city of San Sebastian shown spectacular. The goal at the San Sebastian Boulevard as demonstrated year after year with a very public delivered.

You can accompany who dispute the race and spend a weekend as appetizing. Lively Up Yourself!

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Behobia-San Sebastián

In Halloween, come to Euskadi

Halloween starts from this weekend until Nov. 1 and in Euskadi we receive you with many proposals to enjoy us these holidays.


First stop in Vitoria-Gasteiz,

You have an appointment with the exhibition of World Pres Photo 2016  where you can see a very unique world most prestigious photojournalism space of the city, the Deposit of Water  of Montehermoso Cultural Center. Free access.

gi_42741Or if you prefer to embark on a literary route of “The Case of Outlaws love” inspired by the book writer Marta Extramiana from Vitoria-Gasteiz. Day 30 also will be developed by the Cemetery Santa Isabel. Reserve your place at the Tourist Office of Vitoria-Gasteiz.

el-caso-de-los-amores-proscritos-portadaAnd why not by dates, Vitoria-Gasteiz organizes Zakatumba. Festival culture of death, which addresses multiple viewpoints on the phenomenon of death. Music, dance, illustration, theater, literature … take a look at the program.
























After touring the capital continues, Bilbao.

Francis Bacon shown at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. A selection of paintings by the British artist, along with the work of teachers in French culture and the Spanish, who influenced his career, from Picasso to Velazquez.

satelliteAlso, you can stay bowled with the actual size of dinosaurs with the exhibition “Jurassic Colossi” exposed in Bizkaia Aretoa. It is the largest dinosaur in Europe, Turiasaurus riodevensis, whose full skeleton has never been exposed.

dinosauriosIn addition to these reasons, certainly worth a view Bilbao itself, to travel, to observe its architecture, its people …















A seaside town with lots of charm, Zarautz

From Bilbao and the Basque coast bordering you reach Zarautz with its long beach and its quality of life.

Takes the opportunity to take a stroll along the pier and the biggest biotope of dunes with wooden walkway that is installed. You can also visit several wineries of Txakoli, enjoy their pintxos and especially the “Toldotxo”, designed by Karlos Arguiñano. The local market is an explosion of colors and smells authentic.

eskuorria_gazt2016-natura-asteaDuring these days the Week of Nature is held, so you can also attend the talks scheduled.












Stop in the capital of the bay of la Concha, San Sebastian

no-te-puedes-perderFollowing the Basque coast, just minutes from Zarautz, is San Sebastián. You can not miss it: eat a pintxo, take a picture in the bay of la Concha, enjoy the parks and nature or take a walk seven kilometers from the beach Zurriola to the Peine del Viento. Do some shopping, take a guided tour of the Old Town, the downtown and romantic area … Give yourself a bath in the Thalasso with spectacular views of la Concha, discover the museums of the city or jump on a tourist bus. At this time the week of Fantasy Film Horror and San Sebastian is celebrated, so you already have a complete plan.


And the tour ends in Hondarribia and Irun, a true sailor and commercial flavor.

34100Barrio de la Marina-1Just a few minutes from the city are these two locations in the Bay of Txingudi.

Hondarribia with sea flavor that is enjoyed pintxos leaving the neighborhood of fishermen and their colorful houses and Irun to visit the Oiasso Museum Romanization.

Hondarribia let not walk through the old town with the parador and the cobbled streets and squares. And in Irun you have a great deal of shopping, more than 1,200 shops, 4 commercial spaces and 2 fresh markets.


Here you have the best plan for this Halloween, come now!


The bar Sardara in Hondarribia wins with “Barbalada” the XI Championship Euskal Herriko Gold- Amstel Pintxos Pintxo Txapelketa

foto-campeonato-pintxos-2016The Pintxo “Barbalada” from bar Sardara in Hondarribia yesterday won the Amstel Pintxos Championship XI Euskal Herriko Gold- Pintxo Txapelketa held at the Kursaal Palace. Gorka Souto and Martin Merino created a pintxo with whole cod in three textures. A crispy skin, a low deslascado cod brandade temperature and which are accompanied by three sauces: smoked mayonnaise, garlic aioli black and red jam, lime and chile pepper.

The jury had as president Raül Ballam, restaurant Moments of Barcelona.

Undoubtedly, one of the great moments in delivering award was staged Jose Ramon Elizondo and Conchita Bereciartua, from bar Aloña Berri in the San Sebastian neighborhood of Gros, who received the Honor Award of the Hospitality Association of Hondarribia hands of its President, Miguel Soto.

The list of winners of this edition is completed:


  • “BULLION ORANGE DUCK” Bixente Muñoz and Erika Medina form Gran Sol of Hondarribia.

Third place:

  • “Lumagorri RULO OF MUSHROOM” Iñigo and Koldo Kortabitarte from the Kobika of Durango.

Special mention:

  • “TXI-TXA-RRO” Mikel Fiestras from La Regadera of Vitoria-Gasteiz.

The best weds pintxo with wine El Coto de Rioja PRIZE to:

  • “Costilla Giroa” Roberto Vega from bar Giroa of Ermua.

PAIRING AMSTEL GOLD AWARD to the best pintxo with beer:

  • “Lumagorri RULO OF MUSHROOM” Iñigo and Koldo Kortabitarte from the Kobika of Durango.

The award for Best Pintxo GIRALDO Cod:

  • “Flysch: the slide facing the sea,” Hector Cabello from coffee Oquendo of San Sebastian.

The PARADORES PRIZE to the image of a more aesthetically pleasing to Pintxo Championship:

  • “BARBALADA” Gorka Souto and Martin Merino from Sardara of Hondarribia *.

* This pintxo will be the cover image of the book “Pintxos 2017” summarizing everything that happened in the contest.


  • “BULLION ORANGE DUCK” Bixente Muñoz and Erika Medina from Gran Sol of Hondarribia.


  • “Sardinatraka” Gorka Irisarri from bar Danontzat of Hondarribia.



  • “VEAU / MOUTARDE” Roget Guillaume from Le Brouillarta of Saint Jean de Luz.
  • SHRIMP ON RAPE embuchado CRUJIENTE ALGAE “Luismi Leon and Pedro Espada from Iruña Pamplona.
  • “Foie tarragon RAPE AND OYSTER LIQUIDO BOMBON” Paul Arrillaga from the Zazpi of Donostia-San Sebastián.
  • “ROOSTERS TO MADRILEÑA” Alex Mugica from La Cocina Alex Mugica of Pamplona.
  • “IRUÑANGUILAZARRA” Gorka Aguinaga and Pedro Asensio from Iruñazarra of Pamplona.
  • “MELOKOTOIA DAGO NON?” David Rodriguez and Naiara Abando from Danako of Irun.



This weekend, SPORT & NATURE!







 Euskalgym XI International Gymnastics Gala

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The gala is part of the joint national championship, held on 22 and 23 October in Vitoria-Gasteiz. Specifically, the gala will take place on Saturday 22 October from 17.00 to 20.15.

gi_42500American track

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Armentia forest hosts the first edition of the race ‘American Track’ of Vitoria-Gasteiz, a test 8 kilometers, dotted with obstacles: containers, culverts, tires, trenches, ramps … You can participate from 10 years. And people under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.



bilbao-night-marathon-2016-cartelBilbao Night Marathon

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Based on a symbol as the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao Night Marathon proposes to enjoy the streets of the city in a unique way: at night and wearing your broker back. Starts at 20.30.









2016-natura-asteaXXXVII Nature Week

From 24 to 30 October 2016

Taking the sea as its theme, will be held conferences and also be an exhibition and classification of mushrooms, which this year will be devoted to fungi of conifers.











San Juan de Luz – Hondarribia XIX Half Marathon

Sunday, October 23

From the port of Hondarribia at 12.00 h part this half marathon that runs from the Corniche and ensures spectacular scenery between the Cantabrian Sea and the countryside.


The Amstel Gold Championship Basque Country Pintxos Euskal Herriko Pintxo Txapelketa be held from 24 to 27 October in San Sebastián

pintxosThe eleventh edition of the Amstel Gold Championship Basque Country Pintxos Euskal Herriko Pintxo Txapelketa, which organized the Hospitality Association of Hondarribia, already has a date of celebration. From 24 to 27 October the Kursaal Palace in San Sebastian will host, coinciding with the year of the European Capital of Culture. There will gather the best chefs of pintxos of Basque Country and Navarra.

If San Sebastian showed suggestive this year, you now have one more reason to approach these days to the city. “A proposal will be maintained pintxos in the bars, in the category “finger food” to eat with your hands, saving the essence of traditional pintxos and donostiarras banderillas. A proposal sponsored by Amstel Gold and Food Service Igartza culminating in the Basque Culinary Center”, pointed out from the organization.

cocinerosThis new edition was presented in Madrid at the Kitchen Club, its specialized means national, in the context of a lunch with the champions pintxos of the first ten editions and their authors: Iñaki Rodrigo “Rodaballo”, Alex Múgica, Jesús Íñigo y Nerea Sistiaga, Enrique Fuentes y Bixente Muñoz.


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The mountain race Vitoria held on Sunday October 9

vitoria-gasteiz-trailVitoria-Gasteiz Trail will be held on Sunday October 9. The ninth edition of this mountain race has developed new routes with three distances (15, 25 and 42 km) to the most experienced and beginners in this mode.

The green ring around the city, the huge parks in the city center and have been European Green Capital 2012 give a sample of the green of the capital of Basque Country. But it is more, it can boast of holding a mountain race. In less than a kilometer it connects downtown with the Armentia Park and the Montes de Vitoria. Native forests with different soils, roads, trails and mountain ridges of great beauty await the runners. Sign up and enjoy this unique event.

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Bilbao Night Marathon 2016, the only marathon held at night on October 22

bilbao-night-marathon-2016-cartel¿Running? Yes, but at night (the only marathon in the National Calendar of this type) and one of the most unique architecturally cities. On day 22, at 20.30, start the race at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, visiting Euskalduna, Gran Vía, Teatro Arriaga, Parte Vieja, Torres Isozaki, Calatrava Bridge … You can participate in three modes: Marathon (42 km), Half Marathon (21 km) and pirate race (10km).

satelliteAnd if yours is not run, also enjoy the city that day because there will be thousands of fans, fireworks and live performances.

More information:

EDP Bilbao Night Marathon

XV Market Medieval in Vitoria-Gasteiz this weekend

img_7453The Medieval Market returns to Vitoria-Gasteiz as every year, the fourth weekend of September. More than 200 craft stalls with live demonstrations of their trades: blacksmiths, carpenters, goldsmiths, glaziers … where live the Christian, Arab and Jewish culture. A great recreation of what once lived with theaters, farces, performances, live music …
And in the best case scenario. The historic center of Vitoria-Gasteiz, declared Monumental Complex in 1997.

On Friday (18.00-22.00 h), Saturday and Sunday (11.00-14.30 and 17.00-22.00 h) you have the opportunity to return to the past, in the city that was crossroads between north and south.
More information:
Vitoria-Gasteiz Tourism

Label Basque Fest 2016 in Zarautz this Friday and Saturday

zarautz-basque-fest-2016Eusko Label Product in Zarautz. Friday and Saturday have the opportunity to enjoy the festival Eusko Label product in Zarautz, where you can taste them and also participate in the many organized activities.


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Friday, September 23


Semifinal Popular Contest Sidras of Euskal Herria with a dinner with Eusko Label products and 12 ciders tasting.

Zarautz market.

Saturday, September 24

8.00 h

Breakfast with Eusko Label products at participating hotels.

11.30 h

Taste “Enjoy tasting Quality and Origin Euskadi” by Mikel Garaizabal.

Zarautz market.

12.00-14.00 h

Presentation and tasting of pintxos and dishes with Eusko Label products.

13.00-15.00 h

Eusko Label menu with products in Itxaslor Taberna, Kirkilla Enea Jatetxea and Txiki Polit tavern.

17.30 h

Theatrical performance for young audiences (3-6 years) “Baserrian amets”

19.00 h

Championship “Kintopekos”

Pintxos Eusko Label products.

22.30-01.30 h

Verbena in Musika square with Joxe Mendizabal.


More information:

Zarautz Turismo

2016 Basque Label Fest Zarautz Programme

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C/Pintor Pablo Uranga, 10B. Phone: +34 945 218179. 01008 Vitoria-Gasteiz