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Basque Block
Basque Block
Map of downtown Boise showing the location of the Boise Basque Block.

The Bustling Boise Basque Block

Historically, the Boise Basque Block earned its name from the abundance of Basque boarding houses that once lined the street. Originating from an area in the Pyrenees Mountains between Spain and France, the Basque people immigrated to the western United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. But what does the Basque Block look like today? Come along on a virtual tour to learn about the history, restaurants, celebrations and more of this vibrant culture.

Basque Block
Basque Block
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The 2024 Official Idaho Travel Guide opened to the “Picons, Pintxos & Paella” feature, showing a map of the Boise Basque Block, a man cooking paella and the Jacobs/Uberuaga House.

Picons, Pintxos & Paella

Ready to dive deeper into Basque culture? Download or order your free Official Idaho Travel Guide to explore a handpicked list of Basque-inspired must-dos and must-eats.

Check out these travel tips to get a sense of what to expect while exploring Basque culture in Idaho.

View of a body of water and trees along Old Wagon Trail in the Post Falls Community Forest.

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