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La Concha Beach, Europe’s best beach, according to TripAdvisor

For second consecutive year, La Concha Beach in San Sebastian Europe's best beach and sixth in the world according to TripAdvisor La Concha is definitely one of the most refined beaches around the world. The blue and white striped parasols and sun beds, which you can rent during summer time, are symbolic for San Sebastián, and they make the beach look extra pretty. Fun fact: blue and white are also the colours of the city flag and the local, professional football club Real Sociedad. The beach is perfect for sun bathing, swimming, and paddling, due to its extensive size. Since[...]

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Bilbao wins European City of the Year at 2018 Urbanism Awards

Bilbao has been named European City of the Year at the 2018 Urbanism Awards. The award is one of five given out each year by The Academy of Urbanism, a network of built environment experts from across Europe. Judges praised the Basque city for having transformed itself from the post-industrial economic doldrums of the 1990s through investment in culture, bold leadership and clever use of economic policies. David Rudlin, chair of the Academy, said: “Bilbao is a great example of the wholesale transformation of a former industrial city – not just physically, but socially, economically and culturally. The rejuvenation it[...]

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