It is located on a mountain, which we can access by taking the funicular railway. Once here, we will be able to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Bay of San Sebastián.
We will also find The Tower, an old wood-fired lighthouse which houses an exhibition about our way of life and customs.
Olentzero and Mari Domingi are packing the Christmas presents at their home. Pay them a visit and tell them how you have been this year. Besides, if you want to know more about Olentzero's trade, you can visit him in his forge.
In the Basque Country you'll find authentic, attractive and innovative local shops, shops with a soul where you can buy the quality products you and yours deserve.
The monumental nativity scene in Vitoria-Gasteiz, with more than 200 life-size figures, is one of the most interesting in the world according to the World Federation of Friends of the Crèche.
Bilbao, San Sebastián, Vitoria-Gasteiz and dozens of other towns and villages in the Basque Country hold the popular San Silvestre races on New Year's Eve.
Streets around the Basque Country are lit up with imaginative illuminations to spread the festive mood. Moreover, in some towns lighting the illuminations is a real event.
More and more towns are installing ice skating rinks as a leisure option for all the family. In places like Irun, Vitoria-Gasteiz and Bilbao it's a tradition that attracts thousands of people every year.
The craft markets installed in the streets of towns and villages are a meeting place where the public can buy products straight from the people who make them by hand.
The sponge "Goxua", the delicious Basque Cake, the overwhelming chocolate truffles... Discover which are the most traditional sweets of this time of year, visit our most symbolic sweet shops!
There's a very deeply-rooted tradition of climbing to the peak of some of our most beloved mountains like Gorbea, Adarra and Zaldiaran on 31st December and/or 1st January to toast the New Year.