Things to see in Bilbao
Plaza de Moyúa, with its monumental fountain and colourful flower beds, is Bilbao’s main hub and one of the most popular meeting points for local people.
The train that goes up to Mount Artxanda, opened in 1915, is a quintessential part of the city that hides an intriguing yet eventful past.
The place of worship, built between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries, has housed the Diocese of Bilbao since 1949 in a building replete with chapels and tombs belonging to ancient noble families.
The Basque capital’s emblematic Gothic church has borne witness to the history of Bilbao thanks to its central location on the Banks of the Nervión river.
There are plenty of things for kids to do on a family trip to Bilbao: going up Mount Artxanda on the funicular, sailing along the Nervión river, riding bicycles and visiting the Maritime and Guggenheim museums are just a few of them.
The Archaeological Museum of Bilbao offers a comprehensive overview of Basque prehistory and has a wreck from medieval times on display.
Situated in the heart of the Basque city, Azkuna Zentroa is a leading multipurpose cultural space for the people of Bilbao. The building—a former grain warehouse—underwent an incredible transformation and is an example of how to find a new outlet for magnificent buildings that no longer fulfil the function for which they were designed.
The bridge, built in 1972, owes its name to an intriguing seafaring legend and has been integrated into the museum designed by Frank Gehry.
Traditionally, historically, and by the popular assent of the people of Bilbao, Doña Casilda Park is the Biscay capital’s green space par excellence.
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.