What to see in Bilbao and its surrounding area
What to see in Bilbao: 18 things not to be missed
If you are planning to visit Bilbao, here is a list of places not to be missed in the jewel of the Basque Country.
Gernika: the town that rose from its ashes
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.
Discover San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, an extraordinary place
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.
Mount Artxanda: discover the hill with the best panoramic views of Bilbao
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 Santimamiñe Cave: A Palaeolithic treasure
The cave, accidentally discovered by a group of children in 1916, contains the largest example of rock paintings in the province of Biscay.
Soaring over Bilbao on the Artxanda funicular
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.
Basque Sports: passion allied to strength
Basque pelota, stone lifting, regattas and aizkolaritza. Discover the best of Basque sports.
Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve: the Basque Country’s natural gem
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.
Everything that awaits you on Biscay’s coastline
The north of Spain has long been known as having some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. Its rocky coasts, its green landscapes and its fishing villages give it a special charm that cannot be found anywhere else.
The Forest of Oma, an explosion of colour in the heart of nature
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.