Medieval Markets

During the last years, it has become quite popular the Medieval Markets in this area. I will not speak about how good are these adaptations, but it is a fact indeed that there are some cities and towns where these markets have a special charm because of the architecture around them or the local effort made by the locals to give a more realistic experience. Many have theater or different shows like falconry, archery, minstrels, etc.
And nearly all give you the possibility of having a look to the work of different craftsmen.
It is always a good opportunity to have a look to old cities with a different perspective.
Some of the most interesting ones in the neighbourhoods are those in Artziniega (Alava) in June, Balmaseda (Biscay) in May, Vitoria-Gasteiz (Alava) in the last weekend of September, but there are quite a few of them more. Here it is a list with the biggest ones:

Basauri (Biscay (Bizkaia)

Elorrieta (Bilbao) (Biscay (Bizkaia))
Sestao (Biscay (Bizkaia)

Miranda de Ebro (Burgos)
Gernika (Biscay (Bizkaia))
Etxebarri (Bilbao) (Biscay (Bizkaia))
Balmaseda (Biscay (Bizkaia))

Butrón in the neighbourhoods of Butrón Castle (Biscay (Bizkaia))
Hondarribia (Gipuzkoa)

Bayonne (Pays Basque)
Ermua (Biscay (Bizkaia))
Labastida (Álava (Araba))
Plentzia (Biscay (Bizkaia))
Salinillas de Buradón (Álava (Araba))
Estella (Lizarra) (Navarre (Nafarroa))

Sopelana (Biscay (Bizkaia))
Portugalete (Biscay (Bizkaia))
Olite (Navarre (Navarra / Nafarroa))

Getxo (Biscay (Bizkaia))
Vitoria-Gasteiz (Álava (Araba))

This weekend of 23rd, 24th and 25th there will be one in the Old Town of Vitoria-Gasteiz so you are invited!