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Climate in Spain and weather forecast - best seasons for visit

If the purpose of the holiday is to get acquainted with historical and architectural monuments, it is best to go on tour in autumn, spring or early summer, when there is a moderate temperature, and you can comfortably spend time outdoors. The historical sights of Madrid, Leon, Catalonia, Andalusia, San Sebastian and other ancient cities are also open to tourists all year round. Every year in Spain, many different carnivals, festivals and costume parties are held and a visit to one of such events will afford you the opportunity of not only having a great time, but also getting acquainted with the originality of this nationality and their traditions. Many people go to Spain for the New Year holidays. The period of carnivals starts from February and lasts until the end of March. The most massive marches are held in Tarragona, Cadiz and in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. For shopping, it is necessary to go between mid-January and the end of July. It is at this time in Spain, that the season of sales starts. The ski season in the country does not last long. At the end of December, the snow on the mountain tops is not yet stable. It is therefore better to go from the middle of January because by the end of March, due to a sharp warming, the snow slopes become unsuitable and the season ends. … Open

Atmosphere of Spain: religion and languages

Castilian is spoken by more than 40 million people and is considered the official language. This language derives its name from the place of its formation; the kingdom of Castile. The official language is widespread majorly in the north and in the center of Spain. Also, there are quite a few different dialects of this language, for example; Murcian, Churro, and Riokh. It is the Castilian language that is employed in all official events; in issuing laws, and teaching in Schools and Institutions of higher education. The second official language is recognized as a minority, which is considered the language of national minorities. However, such a local dialect prevails exclusively in everyday life. All the same, Castilian is used in official documents. … Open

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Basque Country guide chapters

Best beaches

The small sandy beach of Ondarbeltz Playa, whose length is a little more than 100 meters, is a lovely holiday destination. In addition to the standard equipment, the coast can boast a great playground for youngest guests. There are always many families with children. Fans of fishing, as well as active tourists who can’t imagine a complete rest without sports entertainment are fond of those places. In the heart … Open

Shopping, streets and outlets

Make sure to visit Ribera Market in Bilbao. It is not only one of the biggest European indoor markets, but also a place with a rich history. At the same place, where now the modern complex is, a street market was located from the 14th century. Every Sunday you can visit a flea market on Plaza Nueva. By the way, you can meet a real medieval merchant in the Basque Country – Balmaseda city hosts a costume festival … Open

Basque Country for children - what to visit

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 … Open

Travel guide to Basque Country

Basque Country is famous not only for its historical monuments but also for its unique historical traditions. The region of the country was isolated for several hundred years, and this fact has helped it to keep and cherish the centuries-old heritage and traditions. Tourists, who visit Bilbao in August, have a chance to witness a very interesting annual competition. This is the best sheepdog contest. The program of … Open

Traditions and mentality of Basque Country

The Big Week Festival in the middle of August is the time of festivity, when you can feel the positive and carefree atmosphere. The same, as during Piratas de Donostia and Carnaval festivals. On the third week of July, San-Sebastian welcomes Jazzaldia, the biggest European jazz festival, that hosts the world famous stars. There is also an International Film Festival. In Enrique and in Balmaseda, in June, you may … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

When choosing a dish, remember, that the portions in all the restaurants are really really big. They add a minimal amount of spices in the food, and the menu is adjusted to the season, as the Basques prefer to use only the fresh products. The meat is cooked in big pieces, grilled or fried on an open fire. If you have an opportunity, try chuleton – a rare beef steak served with fried garlic. Fish and seafood are … Open

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