The 10 Best Things to Do in Province of Alava, Spain

September 15, 2017 Chanda Heide

Discover the best top things to do in Province of Alava, Spain including Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Thabuca Wine Tours, Bodega Casa Primicia, Bodegas Luis Canas, Bodegas Baigorri, Salto del Nervion, Anillo Verde, Gorbeia Parke Naturala, Salt Valley, Casa de Juntas.
Restaurants in Province of Alava

1. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Abandoibarra Et. 2, 48001 Bilbao, Spain +34 944 35 90 00
Excellent
61%
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27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

American architect Frank Gehry is responsible for this architectural masterpiece: this fantastic chrome and metal creation houses a large collection of modern and contemporary art, a continuation of the Guggenheim legacy.

Reviewed By Angel57 - Essex UK

The building is without doubt stunning, whether it's worth paying to enter is another thing.
I enjoyed the experience but my husband who is more of a traditionalist where art is concerned did not think much of the art installations and conceptional art exhibits.
If you are on a budget you can enjoy much of the building, the puppy, the spider etc from just walking around the site.

2. Thabuca Wine Tours

C/Mayor, 4 | Rioja, 01330 Labastida, Spain
Excellent
92%
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8%
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5 based on 114 reviews

Thabuca Wine Tours

Rioja wine tours and gourmet experiences in Basque Country with locals. Local Boutique Tour operator specialized in wine tours in Rioja, Spain for discerning wine and food lovers. Off-the-beaten-path tours and unique experiences. Rioja private tours and semi-private small group tours. Acces to non-comercial wineries in Rioja. Taste the best Rioja wines and savour the best local food. Discover with us Rioja best kept secrets.

Reviewed By Frank F - New York City, New York

Our guide, Marta, was incredible! There was great email communication leading up to the tour and she even went out of her way to make a special drop-off for us! The tour itself was super interesting and brought us to wineries that we wouldn't have otherwise found on our own. Finishing with a delicious lunch in Laguardia capped off the best day of our trip! Highly recommended.

3. Bodega Casa Primicia

Calle Paganos 78, 01300 Laguardia, Spain +34 945 62 12 66
Excellent
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5 based on 243 reviews

Bodega Casa Primicia

Casa Primicia is the oldest civil building in the medieval town of Laguardia, the place where the Church received the taxes of the peasants since the XV Century, the first winery in Rioja Alavesa. Visiting Casa Primicia you will discover the true history of wine in Rioja and you will be amazed by our incredible caves digged 900 years before where we keep our best secret; our wine.

Reviewed By Sherry P - West Linn, Oregon

My husband & I booked Reservations online prior to our visit to Spain. We reserved a tour with an english speaking guide, Fabiola. She was gracious and knowledgeable. The tour was small and intimate...only one other couple joined us. The location was ideal...right in the...MoreIt is a pleasure to note how much you enjoyed our Tour. I would like to thank you for letting us know how impressed you were with our allocation and our historic cellars. It is always gratifying to receive such praise. Best regards, Fabiola Ansedes

4. Bodegas Luis Canas

Ctra. Samaniego 10, 01307 Villabuena de Alava, Spain
Excellent
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5 based on 115 reviews

Bodegas Luis Canas

In the heart of Rioja Alavesa.A unique setting, surrounded by vineyards, in the majestic presence of the Sierra Cantabria where you you can lose yourself and feel the wine calling. Fill your senses with its colours, smells and tastes. Come and let yourself go. Call to previous reservation: From 8:30 to 13.30h & from 13:30h to 17.30h from Monday to Thursday. Friday and Saturday: 10.30 to 14h.

Reviewed By Houston_TxFriend - Houston-Tx

Very informative tour. We had Pedro Pablo Amurrio giving us informations about the wines and wineries. He was so kind and very knowledgeable. It's really an amazing Winery and I could find the owner, grandpa, and how sweet he was! We tasted a number of very excellent wines! I liked the architecture and all together such museums.
We felt really welcomed and that is a place to go if you are in the area.

5. Bodegas Baigorri

Ctra. Vitoria-Logrono Km 53, 01307 Samaniego, Spain +34 945 60 94 20
Excellent
71%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 376 reviews

Bodegas Baigorri

Do you want to live through an exciting experience? BAIGORRI winery is UNIQUE. His concept and philosophy is to transmit the passion for the wine from the vineyard, taking care to the maximum of every detail. Because of it we want that you come to visit us and to remain to eating in our gastronomic restaurant, with a view to the vineyard, where our Chef will show you surprising plates with products of season of the Rioja Alavesa, and where our BAIGORRI's wines receive protagonism well as integral part of the plate or harmonizing the food. Do you know some warehouse with 7 underground plants? Inside an incomparable frame for the culture of the grapevine, sheltered by the "Sierra Cantabria" mountain, you can discover 7 plants of underground fret, where of didactic form you discover stepwise everything the process of production for gravity of our singular wines. You can come to visit us providing that you want. We offer you these magnificent options of visit: - Visit guided with degustation of 2 wines + 2 "tapas gourmet": 12€ for person (VAT included). - Visit guided with a menu degustation in the Restaurant of the warehouse, consisted of 3 "tapas", first gastronomic plate, second plate, dessert, bread, coffee, water, and 4 references of wines harmonizing the food: 45€ for person (VAT included). Our Restaurant this one placed in the sixth underground plant, with a view to the vineyards and our spectacular room of casks. Still have not you surprised us? Follow us in Facebook and in Twitter and discover everything what we can do for you.

Reviewed By bosebokullen - Unnaryd, Sweden

A wonderfull place in a wonderfull environment. We are membrers in a swedish wineassociation Munskänkarna. Come to see this place with exciting layout and throughfull production. We were not disappointed. An interesting guide with lots of knowledge. Then we eat a perfect dinner. We have recommened this wineyard to more frends and membrers in Munskänkarna.

6. Salto del Nervion

Miranda de Ebro, Spain
Excellent
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4.5 based on 113 reviews

Salto del Nervion

Reviewed By hacrobaat - Brussels, Belgium

The canyon is spectacular.
The walk to the waterfall, through the forest, is easy (route 42). we were there end of october. There's no water but the place is worth the visit anyway.
If you're in for a challenge and you have some time (2 hours) follow route 45 and walk to the other mirador on the rock

7. Anillo Verde

Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain +34 945 16 11 00
Excellent
71%
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4.5 based on 503 reviews

Anillo Verde

Reviewed By AitorDelgado - Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

There are many hits around this Green Ring around the city of Vitoria. On the East you can go birding during the whole year or see the deers. On the West you can relax beside a lake or having a walk along the river to the North

8. Gorbeia Parke Naturala

Altzusta, 38 | Ellauri, 48144 Zeanuri, Spain +34 946 31 79 09
Excellent
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5 based on 92 reviews

Gorbeia Parke Naturala

Reviewed By Roskers - Cambridge, United Kingdom

There is a scenic drive on the north-west side of the park, but we parked at the helpful visitor centre a few km from Murgia to the south of the park and took the gentle uphill stroll following the river for 3 km. You can go as far as you wish of course and even continue to the peak on the same route. The path is wide and well-prepared so trainers are fine unless going higher. Even in the few km we took, it's possible to access the river in a number of places and on a hot day splash in the pools. The best for us was at 2.5km where you can sit under the small Waterfalls. There are butterflies aplenty and during early August a myriad of tadpoles in the streams. A few old stone Bridges add to the interest. Peaceful and highly recommended.

9. Salt Valley

Miguel Diaz de Tuesta plaza, 1, Salinas de Anana, Spain +34 945 35 11 11
Excellent
59%
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4.5 based on 315 reviews

Salt Valley

The Salt Valley is one of the most spectacular and best preserved inland saltworks in the world. Its value not only lies in its particular architecture or on its almost 6.500 years of history, or even in its geological features, biodiversity or landscape values, but in the union in perfect harmony of all of it in a privileged context. This Cultural Landscape is candidate to World Heritage List of the UNESCO and is listed under the Ramsar Convention as a wetland site of international importance

Reviewed By Aussielins - Taree, Australia

Salt has been produced here for 6,500 years from the highy-saline waters produced from a spring. In summer months, it takes two days for the water to evaporate to produce high quality salt. Our tour was in English and was most informative. Afterwards, we bought items from the shop. This place is well worth a visit.

10. Casa de Juntas

Calle Allende Salazar, n/s, 48300 Gernika-Lumo, Spain +34 946 25 11 38
Excellent
54%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 233 reviews

Casa de Juntas

Reviewed By observer2011 - Leeds, United Kingdom

If you're of mature mindset, regardless of age, you come here knowing that this a very special place to the Basque people. By coincidence it was exactly 80 years ago since the bombing during the Spanish Civil War. There can't be many Parliament buildings that you can literally just walk into and wander round! Between the 2 wings of the building is a large central foyer with a stupendous stained glass roof in extremely vivid colours that manages to contain a potted illustration of Basque working life & history. There's some impressive and very historic paintings around this big reception area plus a couple of banners bearing regional emblems. The
assembly chamber itself is oval and representatives desks are arranged on circular terraces. The walls are adorned with paintings of prominent parliamentarians down the centuries. The Basque Oak is an almost sacred symbol of the continuity of these people. The first Basque parliaments were pretty simple affairs but took place under an oak tree. The current tree out the back was planted in 2015, all its ancestors are descended from the same original. The one that witnessed the 1937 bombing lasted 144 years. The oldest remains are the dead trunk of the 1700 tree, preserved under a stone cupola in the grounds.

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