The Basque Block

W Main Street, Boise, Idaho 83702 USA

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“keeping culture alive”

The Basque Block occupies only one block in downtown Boise, but it is felt around the world! It was home to many of the Basque emigres and immigrants who came to Idaho in the 1800's through the end of the Franco era in Spain. It was a place where they could find a bed, food of their home country Euskadi and keep the Basque language Euskera alive. The Basque Block is a small but dynamic area in the heart of Boise that has connections to Basque Country through culture, language, food, dance, art and celebration. It is often the site of events for national organizations and more intimate gatherings like weddings, fundraising and educational programs. It is unique and known around the world for the annual activities that have made it a most popular destination for visitors and travelers. The Basque Block is one of Idaho’s most compelling examples of conservation and documentation of a living ethnic neighborhood. Located downtown between Capitol Boulevard and 6th Street on Grove, the Basque Block is comprised of two boarding houses -­ the Cyrus Jacobs-Uberruaga house, and the Anduiza with its unique indoor frontón court (jai alai, now pala arena), the Basque Center, the Basque Museum and Cultural Center, Bar Gernika, Leka Ona restaurant, and the Basque Market...

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The Basque Block

W Main Street
Boise, Idaho
83702 USA

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