Things to see in the Bilbao and surronding area
Although it looks as if it were taken straight from the pages of an adventure storybook, San Juan de Gaztelugatxe is in fact in Spain. While there is little doubt that the Basque Country boasts countless idyllic destinations, many will agree that none are quite like this.
The town that survived the cruel aerial bombing of 1937 has long been a centre of historical importance and political autonomy for the Basque people and is today a symbol of peace.
The cave, accidentally discovered by a group of children in 1916, contains the largest example of rock paintings in the province of Biscay.
The area surrounding the estuary of the Oka river is a marshland paradise filled with migratory birds, “enchanted” forests, wild beaches, sheer cliffs and fishing villages.
The Forest de Oma is a place full of magic and beauty. Make sure you don’t miss the remarkable work of the Basque artist Agustín Ibarrola.
Going out for pintxopote in the Casco Viejo, viewing the city from Mount Artxanda and escaping to Plentzia beach are just some of the many ways for experience-loving couples to enjoy Bilbao.