The Gipuzkoa Top 10
Green and blue, proud of a history that has preserved the oldest language in Europe and at the forefront of creativity, Gipuzkoa is a province that is unique, cosmopolitan and above all, authentic. Here you will find all the pleasures that travellers are looking for.
From its undulating coastline to its majestic mountainous interior, we suggest that you follow a route in which all the ingredients that form the essence of Basque identity have been preserved. This is a selection of 10 unmissable places that range from a capital closely-tied to the sea to the dream that Eduardo Chillida sculpted at his farmhouse in Hernani.
But there is much more than this. You’ll visit villages that are museums in themselves, you’ll be able to tour the homeland of Ignacio de Loiola and Juan Sebastián Elcano and admire Oteiza’s Twelve Apostles (there are actually fourteen of them) in Arantzazu. Experience the construction of an exact replica of a Basque 16th-century whaling ship as it takes place in Pasaia. Walk in silence through the Aralar Natural Park, and you’ll be able to hear the myths that still echo along its pathways. And of course, enjoy our gastronomy, from the rituals of our cider houses to the salty air and aromas from the grills in our coastal villages. Gipuzkoa really gets you hooked and this is just a foretaste.