The San Francisco Basque Cultural Center is a gathering place for Basques from Northern California and beyond (Biltzen). The center features a very popular restaurant that is open to the public, and a large indoor hand ball court.
California Basques date back to the arrival of the very first Europeans. In 1776 Juan Bautista de Anza chose the site for the area that would become San Francisco.
The San Francisco Basque Cultural Center opened in 1982.
For more about the early history of the Basque Cultural Center click here.
For more information on The Basque Country click here.
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Leon Franchisteguy was one of the founding fathers of the Basque Cultural Center who worked tirelessly to transform the ambitious notion of a Basque center into one of the finest Basque Cultural Centers in the entire Basque diaspora.