Futuristic museums and Michelin-starred tapas
Northern Spain, where the lush green hills meet the Atlantic coast. Here you will find ancient towns full of character, colourful fishing villages, fine beaches and culture at every corner. With our Northern Spain holidays, you’ll discover all the picturesque charm this oft-forgotten region has to offer.
A great way to explore is to do a northern Spain tour taking in the highlights. No trip should miss out Bilbao, an industrial city that has undergone something of a cultural revolution since the arrival of Frank Gehry's spectacular titanium Guggenheim Museum. Visit the Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao too, stroll across Calatrava's glass footbridge, the Zubizuri, or potter around the Azkuna Cultural Centre.
Then there’s nearby Vitoria-Gasteiz. Although it often falls off the tourist radar, it boasts a beautiful old quarter, as well as an impressive art gallery.
It’s San Sebastián that is the most popular town in the region though, and deservedly so. Arched around one of the finest urban beaches in the world, by day San Sebastian is relaxed and friendly, while at night, it springs into life.
It's a city that loves to indulge, and with more Michelin stars per capita here than any other city in the world, the tapas culture remains unrivalled.