The Basque Country is a delicate and bizarre taste of Spain. Not only does their language, Basque, have no known origin, but its culture is just as mysterious. Tucked in the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains with the Atlantic lapping at its shores, the Basque Country offers a rugged and varied taste of scenery. Even the cuisine itself is a main attraction in this quaint region. Pintxos, a cousin of the tapas, is the main dish here, urging people to eat, drink and be merry with its petite and casual presentation.
Bilbao is the largest city in the region which has undergone a revival over the past decade. The Guggenheim Museum is perhaps the largest attraction in the area, with a modern art collection that is both exquisite and impressive. San Sebastian, a local restaurant, is the frosting on the cake. This city knows how to cook. With thirteen Michelin stars the food here will not only leave you wanting more, but it transcends all expectations.
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