Things to see and do - Bilbao
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Bilbao Travel guide
Bilbao : Michelin's recommendations
Bilbao, capital of Vizcaya, is now a leading centre for art and architecture. The Guggenheim Museum has had a magnetic effect on the city, where it has been the catalyst for transforming this large industrial centre on the estuary of the River Nervíon, formerly known only for its industrial port and its iron and steel industry. A vast urban redevelopment plan has seen Bilbao transformed into a vibrant and dynamic city.
Tourist attractions Bilbao : Things to see and do
av. Abandoibarra 2 E - 48005 Bilbao
The Guggenheim Museum is Bilbao's star architectural attraction. The building designed by Frank O. Gehry (winner of the Pritzker Prize for Architecture in 1989), is considered a masterpiece with its amazing half-sculpted curves and walls of yellow li..
pl. del Museo 2 E - 48009 Bilbao
The two buildings that make up the Museo de Bellas Artes, one built in 1945, the other in the 1960s, house the second largest collection of Spanish art after the Prado in Madrid. Theancient artsection is dedicated to Spanish painters from the 13C-17C..
muelle Ramón de la Sota 1 E - 48009 Bilbao
Over 7 000m2 of informative exhibits on the maritime, commercial and industrial activity of the port of Bilbao. The ground floor primarily recounts 19C developments. Note the Wreck of the Urbiets (15C) recovered from the Guernica estuary in 1998. Ups..
Jardines, 9 E - 48005 Bilbao
This innovatively designed hotel is very well located for exploring on foot all the main sights of the city, and is close to the river in the old part of central Bilbao. Being situated in a pedestrian street, the hotel is surrounded by the charming ..
Plaza de la Encarnación, 3 E - 48006 Bilbao
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Free internet, flat-screen TVs and limited free parking are available at Sirimiri Hotel. The hotel is a 5-minute tram journey from the Guggenheim, in the old part of Bilbao. All guests have free use of the fitness centre. There is also a sauna, a to..
Los Fueros, 2 E - 48005 Bilbao
Tryp Arenal is set in the heart of Bilbao, next to the Arriaga Theatre and a short walk from the Guggenheim Museum. The hotel offers bright, elegant rooms with satellite TV. The Tryp Bilbao Arenal Hotel is in Bilbao's old town, next to Abando Train ..
Leisure activities Bilbao
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Follow the highway towards the east, into the province of Gipuzkoa. On the way to the Sanctuary of Loyola, you will be able to admire the areas of inner Basque Country, combined with rural valleys and industrial villages trapped in between mountains ..
Follow the river road of Bilbao towards the coast and admire the old industrial areas that once powered Bilbao. You will visit the Transporter Bridge of Bizkaia, the oldest bridge of this type in the world, still active and a very much loved icon for..
Discover the most inner areas of the Basque Country - rural villages, palaces, historical buildings and a breathtaking landscape. The essence of the unique land with old Basque family palaces, the oldest university of the Basque Country, the Sanctuar..
El Perro 4 E - 48005 Bilbao
In the old part of the city. Recently renovated business with professional and exquisite service. High quality and delicious food in a warm and charming atmosphere.
av. de Abandoibarra 4-3° E - 48011 Bilbao
This restaurant is situated next to the river in an outbuilding of the Palacio Euskalduna. Guests can dine in the elegant and modern main dining room, in a private room or on the pleasant terrace. Innovative cuisine with an impressive creative streak..
Alameda de Mazarredo 17 E - 48001 Bilbao
This restaurant is renowned for its excellent cuisine. It comprises of an elegant, traditional-style dining room, a small private dining area, and a multi-purpose room that is sometimes used as part of the kitchen. Innovative cuisine.
Muelle Marzana E - 48003 Bilbao
Located next to the estuary in Bilbao's old quarter, Mina is run by its owner-chef. In the rustic looking dining room the culinary focus is on a single tasting menu featuring up-to-date dishes and an impressive fusion of ingredients.
El Perro 2 E - 48005 Bilbao
Well run by its owners, and with great dignity, given its simplicity. Perfect place to enjoy the atmosphere and flavor of the world of tapas.
av. de Abandoibarra 2 E - 48001 Bilbao
Nerua is inside the Guggenheim but has a completely separate entrance. The dining room is resolutely minimalist in style and the kitchen is visible from the entrance hall. It offers a concise yet innovative menu focusing on interesting combinations a..