A region with personality
The Basques have a close relationship with their natural environment. The mountains, the sea, the combination of both ways of living have gradually sculpted their way of being; their seafaring, industrial, agricultural and entrepreneurial spirit.
Traditional games and sports provide indisputable, ethnographic evidence of the uniqueness of the Basque culture. The majority are linked to life on the land and at sea. Daily activities have become sporting competitions demonstrating strength, ability and skill.
By virtue of the tenacity of its people, Euskadi has known how to keep its language (Euskera), the oldest in Europe, alive. And, by doing so, a rich, distinctive culture with ancestral customs as well.
History has moulded the personality of its people who are characterised by their love for their region, by their entrepreneurial spirit, boldness, grandeur, festivities and hard work. A society which also exudes a lifestyle where cuisine is an essential element.