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[Bay of Biscay] The Gate of the Winds —

[Bay of Biscay] The Gate of the Winds — | Travel Northern Spain | Scoop.it

Finally I completed post processing of my new "Bay of Biscay" Fine Art Collection. It contains 18 artworks form 8 different places along Northern Spain coast and cover 4 provinces - Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria and Basque Country.

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Top 10 family adventures in Northern Spain

Top 10 family adventures in Northern Spain | Travel Northern Spain | Scoop.it
From the mountains to the coasts, the beautiful landscapes of Northern Spain are not only ideal for hiking. Here is our guide to the very best outdoor adventures you can enjoy with your family this Spring.
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90.000 years old digging stick made by Neandertals from Northern Spanish coastal site of Aranbaltza.

90.000 years old digging stick made by Neandertals from Northern Spanish coastal site of Aranbaltza. | Travel Northern Spain | Scoop.it
Archaeological excavations at Aranbaltza, site located in the Basque Country coast, have revealed several episodes of neandertal occupations with preserved wooden remains. The fieldwork is leaded by Joseba Rios-Garaizar, archaeologist from the Spanish National Research Centre on Human Evolution (CENIEH). In 2015, the excavation revealed the presence of waterlogged sediments preserving wooden remains in an extraordinary state of preservation. The assemblage includes including two wooden tools, and one of them is a 15 cm long digging stick
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Why Txakoli Is A Choice Wine For Spring Sipping

Why Txakoli Is A Choice Wine For Spring Sipping | Travel Northern Spain | Scoop.it
Txakoli is produced in Spain within three separate regions (appellations) that form, geographically, three vertices of a right-angled triangle. From around Bilbao to the west comes the wine known as Bizkaiko Txakoli, which is salty, fresh and acidic (excellent with local olives, anchovies and sardines). Closer to San Sebastian to the east comes Getariako Txakoli, with its characteristic fizz, or mild carbonation. Finally, Arabako Txakoli is produced around Amurrio, located a forty-five minute drive inland and south of Bilbao.
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Reforestation project in the brown bear habitat

Reforestation project in the brown bear habitat | Travel Northern Spain | Scoop.it
The Brown Bear Foundation and ACCIONA work together on projects like this one who has the objective of restoring the forests to protect the habitat of the animals in the north of Spain.
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BAT redesigns a 300-year-old farmhouse into a modern home with a two-level window

BAT redesigns a 300-year-old farmhouse into a modern home with a two-level window | Travel Northern Spain | Scoop.it
located in a rural area of the basque country, the 300-year-old ‘baserri’, a typical farmhouse for the local architecture, is divided into two dwellings, following the symmetrical axis. bilbao architecture team (BAT) intervenes in one of them maintaining the original identity of the house. 
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Spain to host The World’s 50 Best Restaurants in Bilbao

Spain to host The World’s 50 Best Restaurants in Bilbao | Travel Northern Spain | Scoop.it
Recognised as the most sought-after title in the culinary world, the awards are voted for by international chefs, restaurateurs, gourmands and critics and after being held in Melbourne last year, the 16th edition will return to Europe this summer.

Kicking off on June 16, the five day culinary celebration will take place at Palacio Euskalduna in the Basque city centre.
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Rioja Alavesa Wine Route

Rioja Alavesa Wine Route | Travel Northern Spain | Scoop.it
The Rioja Alavesa Wine Route is an excellent option for an all-encompassing escape to Northern Spain. You can go on this journey at any time throughout the year, and it offers more than just wine. This route features landscapes of vineyards seen in movies, traditional gastronomy (enlace comer en álava), dreamy wineries, medieval villages… An endless number of enjoyable activities related to wine.
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A Wine Week in Galicia

A Wine Week in Galicia | Travel Northern Spain | Scoop.it
We had a fantastic trip. Both projects have been important to the development, as well as the preservation of heritage for their respective regions. It turned out too that our willingness to slow down and be with the producers to see what they wanted to show us meant we witnessed and tasted wines not previously seen by people outside the region. Some of the vineyards we visited were unbelievably remote and difficult to get to through hand-cut mountain roads. We even had to drive through a waterfall pool that went more than half way up the wheel-well of the jeep we were driving for one of them. It was outrageously fun, and felt incredibly special to see the vines once we arrived.
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Lucía Agirre, Curator at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Lucía Agirre, Curator at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao | Travel Northern Spain | Scoop.it
Elephant spends a day in Bilbao with Lucía Agirre, curator at the Basque city’s Guggenheim Museum.
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8 bottles of Spanish wine that aren’t rioja

8 bottles of Spanish wine that aren’t rioja | Travel Northern Spain | Scoop.it

Spain, for those who know it only as a source of rioja, cava and sangria, is a place of extraordinary variety in wine: from the mineral but salty whites of Galicia in the north west to the incredible wines in the Sherry Triangle towns of the south. 
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The kubo-kutxa venue in San Sebastián presents a retrospective exhibition on the painter Alejandro Garmendia

The kubo-kutxa venue in San Sebastián presents a retrospective exhibition on the painter Alejandro Garmendia | Travel Northern Spain | Scoop.it
The Kubo-kutxa venue in San Sebastián presents the retrospective exhibition Alejandro Garmendia. Paisajes, enigma y melancolía (Alejandro Garmendia. Landscapes, Enigma and Melancholy), until 27th May 2018. Curated by Fernando Golvano, the show offers an exhaustive review of the varied career of this artist from Donostia / San Sebastián, who died last year. Alejandro Garmendia's multi-faceted talent adheres to a certain modern legacy of the transgressive poetics of the earliest artistic avant-gardes.
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6 Top Places for Pintxos in San Sebastian

6 Top Places for Pintxos in San Sebastian | Travel Northern Spain | Scoop.it
It’s no secret that San Sebastian is one of the most highly regarded culinary destinations in the world. Situated on the northern coast of Spain, this seaside city is famous for its beaches, surfing, and vibrant cuisine.
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Everything You Need to Know About Rioja

Everything You Need to Know About Rioja | Travel Northern Spain | Scoop.it
Named for the river (río) Oja, in Northeast Spain, a majority of the Rioja wine region falls within the province it shares its name with, though it partially extends into the Basque region to the Northwest and Navarra to the Northeast. As you might imagine, a wine region that spans the width of an entire province is quite large and because of that climates within the region can be very different. To account for those differences, Rioja is subdivided into three zones: Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa, and Rioja Baja. To further complicate matters, each of those regions have grape and winemaking preferences that can lead to drastic differences in the final product.
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Essentials of Asturian Cuisine

Essentials of Asturian Cuisine | Travel Northern Spain | Scoop.it
The nature, the coastline, the towns and villages… Asturias has so much to offer that’s just waiting to be enjoyed. But above all, while eating. We say this because besides seeing some of the most beautiful scenery in Northern Spain, in the region you can eat well and eat plenty!
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Expect the Unexpected in Bilbao, Spain —

Expect the Unexpected in Bilbao, Spain — | Travel Northern Spain | Scoop.it
Alluring architecture, an unexpected dining culture, and stunning landscapes that surround the city center; Bilbao is one of the marvelous hidden gems of the Basque Country. What once was an industrial city has transformed into a city of art after the unveiling of Frank Gehry’s shimmering titanium-clad Guggenheim museum. Download the Bilbao Travel Guide and Offline Map to get to know this unexpected city of beauty.
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Travel Guide: San Sebastian, Basque Country, Spain

Travel Guide: San Sebastian, Basque Country, Spain | Travel Northern Spain | Scoop.it
Known for its gorgeous beaches and top-notch food, San Sebastian is definitely a must-visit city in Spain! I was dying to visit Basque Country, and when a 4 day weekend came my way, I decided to take advantage of it. I had heard so many amazing things about San Sebastian in particular that I decided to spend two of my days there, and I wasn’t disappointed. You could easily spend a week here! Just expect to gain more than a couple pounds… But I promise, it is worth it. I loved it so much that I returned two years later with my husband! And I’m already trying to plot my next visit.
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The Battle of Santander: Spanish Civil War

The Battle of Santander: Spanish Civil War | Travel Northern Spain | Scoop.it
Santander’s fall on August 26 assured the Nationalist conquest of the province of Santander, now Cantabria, and marked the last stand of the Republic’s “Army of the North,” which was destroyed and captured in the fighting.

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What to do in San Sebastian in Fall

What to do in San Sebastian in Fall | Travel Northern Spain | Scoop.it
San Sebastian was the last stop on our Spain itinerary and likely the one that I’ll wax poetic about for years to come as it combined two of my favorite things: the outdoors and food. We visited in their off-season, which meant some restaurants were closed and it was a bit too chilly to want to hang out by the beach and ocean.  What could have been a downer was actually really nice as we had both hiking paths and spots at pinxto bars available for us whenever we wanted.  
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How to Take the Ultimate Biking Trip in Rioja

How to Take the Ultimate Biking Trip in Rioja | Travel Northern Spain | Scoop.it
Those who love great wine and food don’t have to look much farther than Rioja, one of Spain’s most picturesque regions, for an unforgettable vacation.
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The white city – A Coruna

The white city – A Coruna | Travel Northern Spain | Scoop.it
Anyway, this new city that I am featuring, is a heaven of unique spots to take photos, experiment food/clothing/technology and learn about pretty much everything from surf to Jet planes. This is, in my opinion, the best city in Galicia!
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Bilbao, one of the ten best cities in the world for surfers

Bilbao, one of the ten best cities in the world for surfers | Travel Northern Spain | Scoop.it
With a mild climate, abundance of sunshine and central location among a 125-mile stretch of Europe’s best surf, Bilbao is the Basque Country’s largest and de facto surf city. With their golden sand, cliff-backed, beach breaks and penchant for nudity, the nearby beaches are a model of year-round consistency.
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A Waterfall Flowing Through a Village? Yes, and it’s in Spain!

A Waterfall Flowing Through a Village? Yes, and it’s in Spain! | Travel Northern Spain | Scoop.it
Our weekend was like a clean canvas that suddenly came to life. Waterfalls flowing through villages is something you’d expect of maybe the Philippines.
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Road trip from San Sebastian to Bilbao: the amazing Basque Coast

Road trip from San Sebastian to Bilbao: the amazing Basque Coast | Travel Northern Spain | Scoop.it
we chose an itinerary from San Sebastian to Bilbao but you can do it backward, from Bilbao to San Sebastian as easily.

In this road trip through the Basque Coast, you will see amazing beaches, incredible lookouts, cute villages, stunning cliffs, great hikes, unbelievable islets and a unique bridge. Here you will discover that Spain‘s coastline is much more than the southern beaches!
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Viña Ijalba highlights organic focus with image refresh

Viña Ijalba highlights organic focus with image refresh | Travel Northern Spain | Scoop.it
Pioneering Rioja winery has unveiled a new look for its range aimed at reflecting its sustainable vineyard practices and it’s work to recover minority native grape varieties.

Founded in 1975, Viña Ijalba has since established a reputation for going against the grain with single varietal launches such as the region’s first 100% Graciano, back in 1995
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