Both car lovers and castle lovers will find a slice of heaven at Loizaga Tower. Nestled away in the mountains of Basque Country, the medieval castle is in fact home to a car museum, which includes one of the best Rolls-Royce collections in the world. The venue alone is spectacular, but it’s the car collection that anyone with even a light interest in automobiles absolutely won’t want to miss.
The museum is made up of 75 vehicles — 45 of which are Rolls-Royces -
and spans six sections. These different areas cover a variety of themes from carriages to classic autos, sports cars, luxury rides (many of which were owned by royals and celebrities), and a whole range of Rolls-Royces that span all corners of the maker’s history. With no crowds and a positively stunning atmosphere, the museum is very much worth visiting despite the beautiful-but-not-so-close-by location.
The museum is only open on Sundays, and from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. It is located about 45 minutes west of Bilbao and is therefore only reachable by car. Note that you can gain cash-free entry to the museum with a Bilbao Bizkaia Card and Sightseeing Pass.