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5 days to see SS, Bilbao and Where else??

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5 days to see SS, Bilbao and Where else??

We arrive in Madrid early on sept 9 - thought we would rent a car and drive (to see the sights) or fly to SS/Bilbao??

Spend 2 nights in SS and 2 nights in Bilbao - But where to go

for another day +? What is a fabulous area not too far or on the way back to Madrid? Also thought we need at least one full day in Madrid-

thoughts appreciated.


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1. Re: 5 days to see SS, Bilbao and Where else??


I would stop at Burgos and see the magnificent Cathedral there. They have just cleaned it and it is one of the most beautiful in Spain.

We had lunch at a wonderful restaurant called Rincon de España. This restaurant was beside the Cathedral and we ate at the outdoor patio, where we could see the magnificent facade of the Cathedral.

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2. Re: 5 days to see SS, Bilbao and Where else??

Yes, I agree with Benny, I'd stop in Burgos. The cathedral is nothing like what you'll have seen in SS or Bilbao, it's a city that's easy to do in a day, and there are some lovely places to stop off between Burgos and Madrid, (and between the Basque Country and Burgos too) the easiest being Lerma, just a little further on down the A1 from Burgos, and hardly a detour as it's right on the motorway. A nice short stop.

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3. Re: 5 days to see SS, Bilbao and Where else??

I´d stop at Laguardia, in the heart of the BAsque Rioja wine region. Spectacular landscape, lots of history and wonderful wineries...and close to the road to Madrid. Burgos is an excellent option too, the cathedral is simply breathtaking, a great example of gothic style.

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great thank you so much !

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