Santander: On the Bay of Biscay
Cantabria is a province of northwestern Spain. It is situated on the Bay of Biscay (which is considered to be part of the Atlantic Ocean), between the province of Asturias to its west and the Basque Autonomous Community to its east. It features spectacular rocky coastlines on either side of its capital city Santander, which lies in the center of the coast. Contributor Danielcarboneras used a DJI Phantom 4 drone to create this mesmerizing aerial view of this Spanish Atlantic province.
Galicia: Spain's Northwestern Corner
Contributor LeVoyagedesKoumoul used a DJI Phantom 4 drone to create this unforgettable aerial portrait of Spain's Galicia province, which occupies the far northwestern corner of the Iberian Peninsula. Galicia has an immense coastline on the Bay of Biscay to the north and the open Atlantic Ocean to its west, including hundreds of islands, as well as a border with Portugal to its south. Galicia has been occupied by humans for tens of thousands of years.
Asturias: Region of Northwestern Spain
In this video, contributor Danielcarboneras brings us a stunning aerial look at Asturias, a province in the heart of northwestern Spain. Situated between the provinces of Galicia to its west and Cantabria to its east, Asturias is dominated by a long Atlantic coastline on the Bay of Biscay. The region, which has a hilly interior, has had human activity dating to pre-historic times, and was conquered by the Romans in the first century BC. The video was shot with a DJI Phantom 4 Pro.
Gorobel: Mountain of Basque Country
Gorobel is the Basque word for 'Sierra de Sálvada', a mountain that marks the natural limit between the Basque Country in northwestern Spain and the neighboring region of Castille. Its steep slopes in the north frequently produce the Föhn effect, by which the humid air that rises from the valley condenses, forming clouds and rains. Contributor Toniobodon used a drone to create a stunning aerial view of this magnificent mountain, which has an altitude of just under 1.2k meters (about 3.8k ft).
San Juan de Gaztelugatxa aka Dragonstone
Top contributor Alex Assenmacher created this amazing drone VLOG of an area in area of northwestern Spain which was the shooting location for the exterior shots of the mythical castle Dragonstone in the Game of Thrones series on HBO. San Juan de Gaztelugatxe is a tiny island which is connected to the mainland of the Basque Autonomous Community. The Dragonstone Castle which sat atop the island in the show was digitally created, but the rest of the scenery was real.
Galicia from Above
Spain's far northwestern province of Galicia is unusual in that it has no major cities despite a population of 3 million, which makes it the largest of the four provinces on Spain's northern Atlantic coast. Rather, Galicia is dotted with many smaller towns and cities lying along its long coastline as well as in its interior. In this video, contributor ZilverSchmitz brings us a bird's eye view of some of these towns and cities (notably the city of Ourense) in this corner of the Iberian Peninsula.
Galicia and Basque Country
Contributor andrey_stepanov brought a DJI Spark on a trip to northern Spain to create this marvelous video. The video features three locations (1) Ordesa National Park in the Pyrenees, specifically in the Juesca province of Aragon, (2) As Catedrais beach in the Lugo province of Galicia, and (3) the tiny islet of San Juan de Gaztegulatxe near the town of Zumaia in Basque Country, made famous by appearing in the HBO Game of Thrones TV series.
Anboto: Highest Peak in the Urkiolans
Contributor Toniobodon created this stunning drone video of a hike to the top of Anboto, the highest peak of the Urkiola Mountains in the Basque Country of northwestern Spain. The mountain stands just over 1.3k meters (about 4.4k ft) above sea level, and the Urkiola Mountains form the drainage divide between the Mediterranean and Atlantic Basins of Europe. In recognition of its natural beauty as well as its importance to Basque culture, the mountain is now a national park.
Cantabria, a province of northwestern Spain, is known for its stunning coastline along the Bay of Biscay. Next_LZ created this stunning drone video of the area around Liencres, which lies to the west of the Cantabrian capital of Santander, roughly in the middle of Spain's long coastline along the Bay of Biscay. Filmed with a DJI Phantom 4 drone, the video captures the beauty of the cliffs and the gentle surf of this amazing region of the Iberian Peninsula.
Zumaia: Beach Town in Basque Country
Contributor Vincent Fournial brings us this beautiful drone video of Zumaia, a small beach town in the Basque Country of northwestern Spain. The town is located on the Bay of Biscay, between San Sebastian to its east and the Basque capital Bilbao to its west. The stunning rock formations seen in the video are of great interest to geologists; they form part of the longest continuous rock strata anywhere in the world! They also were used for filming Game of Thrones scenes in Season 7.
Tour of Cantabria, Asturias, and Basque Country
Contributor Pavlo Glazkov compiled this beautiful drone video from a trip to northern Spain in the summer of 2018. Shot with a DJI Mavic Air, the video will give you a sense of the beauty of the coastline along the Bay of Biscay. It covers portions of the Cantabria, Asturias, and Basque Country provinces. The highlight may be the shots of Gaztelugatxe, the tiny Basque Country islet made famous as Dragonstone in HBO's fantasty/historical Game of Thrones TV series.
The Fort of Castro de Santa Trega
Castro de Santa Trega is a famous fort in the Galicia region of northwestern Spain. The fort dates to Roman times, and occupies a strategic position on the mountain bearing the same name. It was occupied for roughly two hundred years, between 100 BC and 100 AD. The site is also home to some rock-carving which may pre-date the fortress by thousand of years. Contributor Diego_Al_Al used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this aerial video of the fort, one of Galicia's most popular tourist spots.
Aerial Tour of Asturias
Contributor Jannis & Carlotta combined drone and ground camera footage to create this marvelous mini-tour of Asturias, a province of northwestern Spain. Like much of the region, Asturias has a spectacular rocky coastline along the Bay of Biscay, backed up by equally spectacular mountains running parallel to the coastline. It features epic bird's eye view of some of these mountains covered in fog, shots of the province's quaint port towns and amazing rock formations along the Biscay coast.
Game of Thrones in Basque Country
In this video, you'll get a drone's eye view of a stretch of coastline in Spain's Basque Country that fans of HBO's Game of Thrones series will recognize from the show's seventh season. The first part of the video features Gaztelugatxe, a tiny islet on the Bay of Biscay whose staircase leading to the hermitage atop the island was used as the staircase for the fictional Dragonstone Castle. The remainder of the video was shot the beaches around nearby Zumaia; these appeared as Dragonstone's beach in the show.
Galicia's Famous Tower
The Tower of Hercules is one of the oldest lighthouses in the world. It's located off the coast of Galicia in northwestern Spain. It dates to Roman times, in the second century AD. The original structure was 34 meters, or about 112 feet. In the late 18th century it was renovated extensively, and another 21 meters (69 ft.) was added to its height. Today the tower is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The tower is tied to Geryon, a giant in Greco-Roman mythology.
Urkulu: Basque Country Peak
Contributor Alvaro55 used a DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone to create this stunning aerial video of Urkulu, a mountain in Spain's Basque Country. Part of the Western Pyrenees, the mountain has a height of just over 1.4k meters (about 4.6k ft.). It sits more or less on the border with France, to the southeast of the port of San Sebastian. Topped with a Roman tower, it's one of the more idyllic spots in the northwestern part of Spain and is accessible without climbing gear.
Monastery in Navarre
Check out this drone video of a famous monastery in northern Spain, compliements of contributor Alfonso. The Monasterio de Leyre is located in the region of Navarre, an autonomous region of Spain which sits between Basque Country and Aragon. The structure dates to the 9th century AD, although it was more or less completely rebuilt in the 16th century. The monastery is located on the Camino de Santiago, a historical pilgrimmage route which ends in Galicia.
Asturias in Winter
Alpha Drone created this beautiful one minute wheel of Spain's Asturias region in the winter. Asturias is one of the autonomous regions which make up Northwestern Spain. It lies on the Bay of Biscay, between Galicia to the west and Cantabria to the east. Like most of this part of Spain, it presents as mountainous coastline backed by spectacular mountains. In addition to its stunning natural beauty, Asturias is home to some of the oldest human remains identified in Europe.
History in Basque Country
Contributor Aitor made this very creative video reminding us of the turbulent history of Spain's Basque provinces. Basque Country was one of the key theater's in Spain's brutal civil war, which raged from 1936-1938. Basque Country was one of the critical areas in the so-called War of the North, which raged throughout much of 1937. The War of the North included the pivotal Battle of Bilbao and the bombing of Guernica, the latter memorialized by Picasso's famous painting.
Check out this drone video from north central Spain, compliments of contributor Miko. It was filmed in La Rioja, a small semi-autonomous region which sits to the north of Castile, and to the south of Navarra and Basque Country. It is mountainous country, covered by a portion of the Iberian System, a chain of mountains which run parallel to the Pyrenees system further to the north. With a population of just over 300,000, La Rioja is the smallest of Spain's official regions.
Tour of Galicia
Top contributor ZilverSchmitz used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this marvelous aerial tour of Galicia, the northwesternmost region of Spain. One look at a map will suggest that this is a very distinctive region - its border with Portugal (to the south) is as long as its borders with fellow Spanish regions, and its coastline is longer than all of its land borders combined. Home to some of the oldest known human settlements in Europe, Galicia is almost a (beautiful) country in itself.