In a charming stone barn, a short walk from the cider ‘capital’ of Astigarraga, is Gartziategi, thought to be one of the world’s oldest cider houses. Ever since the 16th century, its barrels have been filled with liters of its exclusive Gorenak recipe, much admired by locals and anyone keen to experience a quintessentially Basque flavor. Be sure to book in advance to guarantee yourself a space. But don’t expect to sit down – it is usual in cider houses for the crowds to stand among the tables, making for a sociable, if slightly chaotic, experience.
Gartziategi, Martutene Pasealekua 139, Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain, +34 943 46 96 74