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Top secret 2017 August

Aste Nagusia or Bilbao's "Big Week" of Festivities

One of Bilbao’s best kept secrets is the city’s Semana Grande or Aste Nagusia as it’s called in the Basque language. Festivities kick off every year of the Saturday before the city’s patron saint’s day on the 15th of August and continue for a staggering 9 days during which each and every corner of the city is turned into a fiesta. It’s a time for popular festivities and general merry-making...

Sweet Secrets of Bilbao

Who can say no to something sweet? Especially if it’s a traditional cake from Bilbao! It couldn’t be any other way in a land where gastronomy forms such an important part of our social lives and cakes and sweet things are just some of delicatessen we include in our list of absolute essentials...