Land of the brave

The urban development of Bilbao (Spain) is studied internationally for its model transformation from an industrial city to a city of services. We have accompanied technicians from different countries who come to learn about this transformation. We started from the Maritime Museum and sailed with them through the estuary, where they could see the main traces of this evolution explained by a passionate architect who told the history behind. A history ...

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Are you more of flowers or anchovies?

May is the month of the flowers in Europe ... except for us, which it is the month of the anchovy ;) One of the key dates for this year is May 15th, the day of the anchovy (Antxoa Eguna *). The fishing village of Ondarroa (Basque Country-Spain) will fill its streets with small local stalls where they will offer more than 1,000 pintxos ** all made with this bluefish which ...

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Fun in sight!

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe will manage to amaze you every single time, even if you have been there before. Hidden among the cliffs of Urdaibai - UNESCO biosphere reserve -, in its chapel you can see many handmade fishing boat models; they were left there by their master, right before the launch of the new boat, so that the saint will keep them safe and lead them to safe harbor. With ...

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Santo Tomás, Cider and a Sow!

December 21st is a very special day for San Sebastian. For the last two centuries, on this day, the Donostiarras* get together to visit the Santo Tomás Market; the baserritarras* are the main focus, who come down from the nearby towns to the Plaza Constitución (Constitution Square) to sell and display their local products and animals. Last year we came with a Japanese group. We wanted to give them a surprise ...

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Let’s party

If you would like to organize an event in Bilbao for a group, associated with gastronomy, in a unique place, with possibilities to organize meetings in different rooms, with an auditorium for an official company’s act as well as diaphanous spaces that can be arranged depending on the needs and the size of the group... we know who will take the gastronomic baton. Raquel López always welcomes us with a hug ...

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Gymkhana at the Bilbao’s Old Town

If you see a crew with a txapela* and an arrantzale’s* scarf tied to their necks, iPad in hand, walking around the medieval quarters of Bilbao: It is us. It is very difficult to resist the proposal of playing an obstacle race (gymkhana), supported with technology, and with the aim of being part of the local life. We divide our guests into different teams. Each one has a tablet displaying the ...

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100% genuine!

The txalaparta is a Basque percussion instrument that was born to convey joy. In the sixteenth century, after the making of cider, the farmers bit on the same board that pressed the apples to summon the neighbors join them and celebrate until dawn. The txalaparta is a music device consisting of two wooden planks on which is placed some insulating material (sheets of old rolled sacks, dry grass ...) and it ...

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Dreamers

Having a close person that makes your life easier, is priceless!. For a company like ours, it is essential to collaborate with professionals who breathe positive attitude, make things flow, know how to react to unforeseen circumstances, and are empathetic with our guests, etc. Txapas is one of them. He says he is not adventurous, and that adventurers are the ones who are going to work in the asphalt jungle. However, ...

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Wine Harvest Season

The Contino Winery, the first Rioja’s Château, is an amazing place to visit during harvest ; near Laguardia, at only one hour by car from Bilbao, it consists of 62 hectares of vineyard and a manor house, both along a meander of the Ebro river. After enjoying a nature walk, visiting the winery makes you feel the passage of the years. A cellar from the 16th century help mantain the wines ...

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