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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.

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Tourist attractions Bilbao : Things to see and do

  • Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    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..

  • Fine Arts Museum Recommended Recommended

    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. The ancient art section is dedicated to Spanish painters from the 13C-1..

  • Bilbao Maritime Museum Recommended Recommended

    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..

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Hotels Bilbao

  • Hotel Ripa

    Ripa, 3 E - 48001 Bilbao

    The Ripa Hotel Bilbao is situated in the city centre, three minutes away from the train station and with perfect connections with metro and tram. Situated in the bank of the estuary (Ría del Nervión) it offers magnificient views of the old part of th..

  • Petit Palace Arana Bilbao

    Bidebarrieta, 2 E - 48005 Bilbao

    Set in an impressive 19th-century building, this modern hotel is situated 200 metres from the Santiago Cathedral in Bilbao. It offers free Wi-Fi and stylish rooms with flat-screen TVs. Featuring a chic design, the rooms at Arana Bilbao come with air..

  • Bilbao Jardines

    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 ..

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Leisure activities Bilbao


    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 ..

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    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..

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Restaurants Bilbao

  • Etxanobe Very comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    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..

  • Mina Comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    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.

  • Rio-Oja Tapas bar 

    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.

  • Zortziko Very comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    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.

  • Xukela Tapas bar 

    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.

  • Nerua Very comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    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..

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