The Basque Country, in northern Spain, is a region of great cultural richness and powerful contrasts. From the northern coast southbound we cover its mountains, valleys and flats until we reach the Rioja Alavesa, renowned for its wines.
At the centre of this region, at a height of 635 metres, we come across Laguardia, which over the years has become the trendiest tourist destination of the Basque Country, due to its scenery and architecture as well as for its wines and gastronomy. In the early 10th century, King Sancho Abarca of Navarre built a castle to the north of the hills that overlooked this region; with the main aim of watching over and defending Navarre, an area often attacked by Moors and Castilians.
Even nowadays we can still see part of the castle’s wall, its two churches and its narrow medieval streets, alongside a network of ancient underground wineries where the immense richness of the city rests, in the form of its incomparable wine.