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Baluard offers freshly baked breads, pastries

Baluard offers freshly baked breads, pastries

Share Behind a counter stacked with layers of fresh bread and a cabinet delicately lined with fruit tarts, donuts and shelves of pastries, Anna Bellsolá moves about an L-shaped serving space. At just over 5 feet tall, she stands on her tiptoes to hear orders, but after years of practice, Bellsolá knows how to keep…

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Balenciaga: A Revolutionary of Couture

Share Born in Getaria, Cristóbal Balenciaga, a Basque fashion designer and founder of the Balenciaga fashion house, had a vision that transformed the fashion industry. Now known as one of the most admired designers of haute couture in the 1950s and 1960s, he made history by designing, cutting and sewing his own models. In his 31…

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Flamenco: Unwavering art of Spanish culture

Share Embedded in the Gypsy community of Andalusia, flamenco remains an unwavering part of Spanish culture. Here, young girls begin lessons at age six or seven, and parents pass down tales of famous Spanish dancers, sharing stories and the meaning of flamenco between generations.   But, as professional dancers enchant tourists with smoldering gazes, vigorous…

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Txakoli: Wine of the Basques

Share With a coastal breeze from the sea and humid air year- round, the climate surrounding the small fishing village of Getaria allows for a different kind of wine to ferment. Sitting on the slopes, the region’s wineries are shielded from the harsh Atlantic weather. Joseba Laxkauo, a fourth generation winemaker, said 24 wineries utilize…

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Experienced travelers recommend doing research on Spain before traveling

Experienced travelers recommend doing research on Spain before traveling

Share From a podium nested inside a classroom on the third floor of B.B. Comer, Ignacio Rodeño examines novels and short stories written in his native language. As he reads texts aloud to a classroom of mostly American students, he adds side notes about his country’s culture and shares as much history as can fit…

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