Northern Spain Educational

DSCF6650 Susan has recently spent a lovely 4 days exploring the beautiful regions of The Basque Country & Navarra in Northern Spain.

After arriving on a very short and direct flight from Heathrow into Bilbao, Susan was taken off to visit the delightful Palacio Urgoiti Parador.  This would make for an excellent choice if you were arriving late or leaving early.  Stunning gardens and gourmet restaurant.  After this, the group were taken to Bilbao with a  visit to the Guggenheim Museum to explore the arts followed by a walking tour of the old town sampling the famous Pintxos bars.

Palacio Urgoiti

Palacio Urgoiti

Local village

Local village

 

From here they headed to San Sebastian. This town frequently tops lists of the world’s best places to eat (of which a few were sampled).  A visit here to the Gastronomic Society was a treat.

San Sebastian

San Sebastian

The final destination was the internationally renowned  ‘Pamplona’ which is holds it’s annual ‘Running of the bull’ festival every July.  A visit to ‘Olite’ which is a historic castle and hosts a classical theatre festival in the Summer and also to the ‘Leyre’ Monastery which is one of the most important in Spain.

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Pamplona

Pamplona

A truly wonderful short break destination with very diverse scenery and very inexpensive when you are there.  A big thank you to Typically Spain for hosting. http://www.agentsonly.co.uk

 

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