On the other side of the frontier : Spain…
Rich of gastronomy, music, traditional dances and animated streets, Spain is a charming place to go.
Passing by the frontier, the two first towns in Spain are Irun and Fontarrabie.
Irun offer a lot of of activities and cultural events. Relic of the past, the church Santa Maria del Juncal was made in the 16th century. The baroque city hall also features among the monumental constructions and the Oiasso museum demonstrates the Roman past of the town.
The Paseo Colon, one of the main avenue, includes attractive boutiques and Pastelerias, bakery-tea house where you can eat churros, cream puffs and French madeleine
Fontarrabie, Hondarribia in Basque, is a fisherman village that will make you travel in time. From the old part made of traditionnaland colourfull houses and flowered balconies, to the fortified disctrict called Alde Zahara with its narrow balades and historical buildings, Fontarrabie offers you a picturesque walk.from the Jaizkibel, a magnificicent outlook is waiting for you. To go up there, you may take a boat from Hendaye harbour and enjoy the 15 minutes crossing.
San Sebastian, located 30 km after the fronteer, is the smartest seaside resort of Spain. This town offers an exceptional panorama from the beach La Concha. Go shopping there because there are numerous shops and the old part of the town, with its little streets, will allow you wander but you also may stop in « bar a tapas » in order to enjoy culinary miniatutures. You will arrive to Plaza de la Constitucion, previous corrida site, where in the ground floor, there still is a lots of bars and shops. You also might see Santa Maria basilic, San Telmo museum and the aquarium.
Bilbao is famous all around the world for its museum : The Guggenheinm, wiwh is part of the unavoidable sites to discover. Capital of the Biscaye, Bilbao is made of traditions and also avant-gardism not only on a gastronomical point of view but also on an architectural one.