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5 places to take the best selfie in the Basque Country

Selfie in Artxanda
9th August, 2022
Views from Artxanda, in Bilbao

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When we travel to a destination, we often look for the perfect selfie to remember those special moments. We enjoy seeing and sharing photos over and over again.

One of the advantages of visiting us is that it is not very far from one capital city to another: you can visit Bilbao, Vitoria-Gasteiz and San Sebastian in a single trip, as they are approximately one hour away from each other. What's more, in Basque Country you'll find mountains and beaches, the green and blue blend together to create spectacular landscapes. Perfect for taking photos of all kinds, isn't it?

In this post we'll tell you about the 5 best places to immortalise your stay in the Basque Country, so get a pen and paper and write them down for your next trip.

1. The Moss of Vitoria-Gasteiz

This iconic plant sculpture is one of the most visited spots in the Green Capital. The Moss is in the Plaza de la Virgen Blanca and is an attraction for tourists visiting Vitoria-Gasteiz.

Take a selfie with it in the background!

Plaza de la Virgen Blanca, Vitoria-Gasteiz
Plaza de la Virgen Blanca, Vitoria-Gasteiz

2. El Peine del Viento of San Sebastián (The Comb of the Wind)

This is one of the most popular areas of the city and one of the best-known works of the sculptor Eduardo Chillida. It is made up of a system of tubes that emit air and water with the impulse of the waves.

We propose a challenge: capture the moment when the water sprays out.

The Comb of the Wind of San Sebastián
El Peine del Viento of San Sebastián (The Comb of the Wind)

3. Artxanda´s lookout of Bilbao

If what you want is a photo with Bilbao at your feet, this viewpoint is what you're looking for. Mount Artxanda is home to one of the most outstanding leisure areas in Bilbao, as well as the best views of the Biscayan capital.

Get close to the giant letters that say Bilbao and look for the best perspective!

Artxanda´s lookout
Artxanda´s lookout of Bilbao

Discover the 5 best selfies in the Basque Country!

4. San Pedro Atxarre in Urdaibai

Another of the most spectacular viewpoints is San Pedro Atxarre, a mountain with panoramic views of the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve. It is 300 metres high, full of holm oak forests.

Climb up to the hermitage, catch your breath and take a photo with an unbeatable backdrop.

San Pedro Atxarre in Urdaibai
Image from San Pedro Atxarre in Urdaibai

5. Cruz del Gorbeia (The Gorbeia cross)

Mount Gorbeia is a landmark of Basque mountaineering, its cross marks the boundary between Bizkaia and Alava. It is 1,482 metres high and contains very different landscapes such as rocky areas, beech forests, and green pastures.

It has many photographable spots, but a selfie at the cross is a must.

The Gorbeia cross
Photo of the cross in Gorbeia mountain

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