Things to see in Bilbao
The Guggenheim Museum, a fundamental part of the process of urban transformation that the capital of Biscay underwent at the end of the last century, promotes contemporary art without forgetting Bilbao’s industrial past.
Set to the rhythm of the Bilbainadas, the Casco Viejo quarter reveals the origins of the city that emerged 700 years ago on the right bank of the Nervión-Ibaizabal estuary.
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.
Plaza Nueva, situated in the ancient Casco Viejo quarter, is an extraordinary place that gives a glimpse into Bilbao’s remarkable history
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.
Beyond its aesthetic value, the Zubizuri Bridge has been the source of much talk due to conflicts between the developer, the City Council and the architect, Santiago Calatrava.
Going up Mount Artxanda is a great way to see Bilbao from a different perspective and, often, observing places from the highest point helps us to take it all in that little bit better.
The La Ribera Market, situated on the banks of the Nervión river, blends traditional food stands with an innovative food court filled with the sounds of jazz.
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.