Where travellers can find their way in northern Spain without feeling like tourists

‘Green Spain’ is well known for the Way of St James and its combination of mountainous scenery and the tempestuous Bay of Biscay. This part of Spain’s coastline facing north also boasts five cities where you can discover the unexpected.

A Coruña, Avilés, Gijón, Santander and San Sebastián are easy-going cities on a human scale that you can discover on foot, but which at the same time feature a broad-ranging offering in cultural activities, internationally famous cuisine and an infectious spirit of innovation that they even apply to their time-honoured traditions. In these cities, tourism is an experience and visitors share with the local residents the pleasures of their quality of life and the finely tuned balance between urban development and the love of nature.