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THE BASQUE COUNTRY

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The "The Añana Salt Valley" is the ideal one-day excursion. This traditional industry extracted salt from saline

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spring water and is formed by more than 5,000 threshing pits arranged in

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hand-crafted terraces made​of stone, clay and wood. You can walk along the paths between hundreds of wooden

Go back to the beginning of history

channels that distribute water to more than 120,000 m2 of evaporation basins. www.vallesalado.com

Araba/Álava's heritage is rich in prehistoric sites. You can find megalithic remains such as the Aizkomendi dolmens in Eguílaz, Sorginetxe in Arrízala and La Chabola de la Hechicera in Elvillar that provide a tantalising insight into the lives of the first inhabitants. The magnificent polychrome decoration of the churches in Alaitza and Gazeo, the Casco Viejo of Salvatierra and the Mendoza and Varona towers are also outstanding. And Quejana, with its medieval construction containing a monastery and the Ayala Palace, or the walled towns of Labraza, Salinillas and Laguardia are not to be missed...

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The Valle Salado de Añana looks back on 3,000 years of history. A guided visit will give you insight into its curious construction and the secrets of the Añana Salt that Basque cooks use in their recipes. You can taste the brine that runs through the channels, dip your feet into the Salt Spa and try various gourmet salts.

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Basque Country Tourist Brochure  

In the Basque Country, despite its small size, a huge variety of surprises await you. You can find out more about them in this brochure In a...

Basque Country Tourist Brochure  

In the Basque Country, despite its small size, a huge variety of surprises await you. You can find out more about them in this brochure In a...