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City of Bilbao and its Major Attractions

A centre of culture and finance, the Spanish city Bilbao was built in the 14th century. Located in the Basque country, Bilbao is the capital of Biscay Province. Thousands of visitors from across the globe come to this cool holiday destination in Spain every year. The city has the perfect combination of traditional and modern architecture.

Bilbao Map

Bilbao Map

Attractions

Take a tour to the Fine Arts Museum Bilbao and enjoy the wide range of artworks including engravings, drawings, sculptures, and paintings of the European, contemporary, and Basque art. Visit the iconic Guggenheim Museum and view the works of notable artists including Motherwell, Rauschenberg, Picasso, Still, Klein, Warhol, de Koonig, and Tapies. Right next to this museum, you will find a picturesque pedestrian bridge, named the Zubizuri Bridge, which fits with the modern architecture of the museum.

Fine Arts Museum Bilbao

Fine Arts Museum Bilbao

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

Zubizuri Bridge, Bilbao

Zubizuri Bridge, Bilbao

You may stroll around the Seven Streets (Las Siete Calles) in Bilbao’s Casco Viejo and check out the cathedral, the historic churches, and the little squares. Check out panoramic views of the Abra Bay and the Bilbao Estuary from the Vizcaya Bridge, spanning the Nervion River. Enjoy the remarkably elaborate, Gothic style of Catedral de Bilbao, the oldest church in Bilbao, which is named after St James and it honors the devotion of the locals to commerce.

Catedral de Bilbao

Catedral de Bilbao

Vizcaya Bridge, Bilbao

Vizcaya Bridge, Bilbao

Shopping

In Old Town and the Ensanche, you will find stores selling the finest handicrafts and clothes from renowned fashion designers. You may head to the famous department store Corte Ingles in Central Bilbao and the Zubiarte shopping centre for a great shopping experience. Zubiarte houses 70 shops that specialize in footwear and clothes.

Corte Ingles, Bilbao

Corte Ingles, Bilbao

Zubiarte, Bilbao

Zubiarte, Bilbao

Dining

If you want to taste the flavorsome European as well as local cuisine, then dine at the Restaurante Etxanobe. Close to the Guggenheim Museum, you will find Restaurante Zortziko, which provides haute cuisine having local roots. Restaurante Casa Vasca is another renowned eatery with warm and welcoming atmosphere, specializing in classical and traditional Basque cuisine.

Restaurante Etxanobe, Bilbao

Restaurante Etxanobe, Bilbao

Restaurante Zortziko, Bilbao

Restaurante Zortziko, Bilbao

 

With modern architecture, picturesque beaches, and hospitable people, Bilbao is a beautiful Spanish city that is worth the visit.

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