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Family trip to Basque Country with children. Ideas on where to go with your child

san sebastian Do you worry that your kid will get bored in the Basque Country? Well, you shouldn’t! The choice of leisure time activities will impress even the most experienced travelers. An amusement park, a zoo and an aquarium, the Museum for Science and Technology and interactive exposition, International Puppet Center – those are just a few places to visit, which will thrill your children. Also, don’t miss the opportunity to take a journey on a real locomotive and visit dinosaurs. But, one thing at a time.
When started talking about the culture of eating in the Basques Country, it is necessary to mention pinchos. Tapas, a type of appetizer, served with wine in all the bars and restaurants in … Open
If your child is mesmerized by underwater world’s inhabitants, then you should definitely visit at least one of oceanariums in the North of Spain. There are two of them: in San-Sebastian and in Bilbao. The first one is famous for its glass tunnel, that allows you to see animals that live in the ocean as close as you can without diving. Sea animals will swim ten centimeters from you behind a thick and absolutely transparent glass. You will see stingrays and sharks, and other more friendly, but not less beautiful sea residents.
If you are going to San-Sebastian, then certainly go to the amusement park, after you’ve been to the oceanarium. The park is located on Igueldo Mountain. It does not only have a variety of entertainments from Chamber of Horrors to Swiss rollercoaster, but also an amazing view. By the way, here you will be able to touch the history – an ancient cable railway and other rides are intact since the park was open almost one hundred years ago. Grownups won’t be bored here either. Among the two dozen of rides, every member of the family will find something to their taste. Another amusement park, called Sierra Viva, is located near Pamplona. Copyright
The Basque country has its name for a reason. This territory, which has been populated with a unique ethnic community since ancient times, still has its traditions and customs. By the way, … Open
Has your child got enough of sea animals watching and roller coaster riding, and he is still cheerful and ready for a new experience? Then it is time to visit the Museum for Science and Technology «Eureka!», that is located here, in San-Sebastian. The exposition is worth paying maximum attention to. Don’t be surprised, if your kid asks to come back here again. Using realistic simulators, the children can ride a race car, a fighter or a submarine. In another hall, you can discover the secrets of the human body and conduct exciting experiments in a laboratory. The Museum has a planetarium and a unique arboretum to offer. The children will learn a lot here!
San Sebastian You can also dive into history, visiting the caves. Ancient natural creations will amaze your imagination. In Posalagua you will find stalactites and stalagmites of different shapes and sizes. In Santimamine and Ekain caves you will remember our great ancestors when you see cave paintings tens of thousands of years old. In the Dinosaur Theme Park in La Rioja, you can virtually meet the most ancient inhabitants of the Earth. The theme choice is not random – million years ago a lot of ancient raptors lived on this land, which was proved by multiple archeological finds.
There are a lot of places in the Basque country, which you should definitely visit. In Bilbao, the Guggenheim Museum will obviously catch your attention. It may be called the Louvre in … Open
Visit the Cabarceno Zoo near Santander to see the modern representatives of fauna in the natural habitat. Railway fans should go to Azpeitia. The Basque Railway Museum, located in this San-Sebastian suburb, welcomes everybody not only to see the exposition, but to go for a ride on a train, driven by a real locomotive. Though it is only open from April until October on weekends and holidays. Take your kid to the International Puppet Center in Tolosa near San-Sebastian to see about fifteen hundred theatre dolls from all around the globe.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Basque Country and surroundings

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Amusement parks near Basque Country
♥   Amusement park 'Parque de Atracciones Monte Igueldo' San Sebastián, 59.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Karrantza Valley and Pozalagua Cave' Biscay, 73.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Senda Viva' Arguedas, 118.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all oceanariums
Aquariums in Basque Country and nearby
♥   Aquarium 'Aquarium Donostia' San Sebastián, 60.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Aquarium 'Le Musée de la mer' Biarritz, 98.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Zoos and gardens in/near Basque Country
♥   Zoo 'Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabárceno' Obregón, 112 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Famous sights of Basque Country

Ladder Gastelugache

From the series “Furious Footways Around the World That Make You Dizzy”
Not far from the coast of the Gulf of Biscay is a tiny island of San Juan de Gastelugache, which is very popular with nature lovers and amateurs of quiet rest. One of the main attractions of the islet is the Gastelugache staircase, it is laid over a complex hilly terrain and leads to the hermit's hut, built on the edge of a steep cliff. To achieve the only "residential" building on the island, its guests need to overcome 237 steps. … Read further

Department of Health of Basque Lands

From the series “Glass Architecture - Impressive Villas and Buildings from Glass”
A unique building of asymmetric form you can see in the Spanish city, Bilbao. This architectural masterpiece looks very good in the city but it is quite hard to imagine how this project could be materialized. In Bilbao design of all new houses is strictly regulated. The rules say that all buildings have to look similar to the buildings in the particular region. More than that, all new buildings don’t have to be higher than the nearby. … Read further
Car rental on Rentals in Basque Country

Hilton builds third luxury hotel in Kyoto

Hilton has announced that it will soon begin a project to build a new hotel in Kyoto. It will be located in the heart of the city, in the prestigious area of Sanjo-Kawaramachi. Guests will be able to easily reach all areas of interest in the dynamic city, many popular attractions and recreation areas will be within a walking distance from the hotel. Read this


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Guide to sightseeing and entertainment for children in Basque Country - parks, attractions, museums, zoos, water-parks. All fascinating and educational sites of Basque Country, which are must visit and see for your child. Find out the best discovery routes and places for kids (local theaters, exhibitions and museums), where you can spend quality time together. Basque Country for families with children. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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