Top Attractions of Bilbao Spain

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain


Bilbao is a beautiful city in the Basque region of Northern Spain and there are many interesting things to do and see. Here are some of the top attractions:

The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao is a contemporary art museum located in the city of Bilbao, in the region of northern Spain. It is an iconic architectural masterpiece designed by Frank Gehry that opened in 1997. The museum with it’s curvy titanium-clad exterior has become a symbol of Bilbao’s transformation from an industrial city to a modern and vibrant cultural center in Spain.

The Guggenheim museum Bilbao houses a collection of modern and contemporary art, including works by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Joan Mirรณ, Andy Warhol, and Jeff Koons. The collection focuses on art from the mid-20th century to the present day. The museum also includes a range of amenities for visitors, including a restaurant, cafe, bookstore and auditorium.

Bilbao Old Town
Bilbao Old Town

Casco Viejo: The old town of Bilbao is full of charming streets and historic buildings. You can stroll around, visit the Plaza Nueva, or try some pintxos (Basque tapas) in one of the many bars and restaurants.

Santiago Cathedral: Located in the old town, the Santiago Cathedral is a beautiful Gothic cathedral dating back to the 14th century.

Ribera Market: This is the largest covered market in Europe, and a great place to experience the local food culture of Bilbao. You can find fresh produce, meats, cheeses, and much more.

Arriaga Theatre: This beautiful theatre is located in the heart of Bilbao, and hosts a range of cultural events and performances throughout the year.

Zubizuri Bridge Bilbao
Zubizuri Bridge Bilbao

Zubizuri Bridge: This stunning white pedestrian bridge spans the Nervion River and offers beautiful views of the city.

Basque Museum: The Basque Museum is a great place to learn about the history and culture of the Basque people, including their unique language, traditions, and art.

San Mames Stadium: If you’re a football fan, you can visit the home of Athletic Bilbao and see a match, or take a tour of the stadium and museum.

Alhondiga Cultural Center: This former wine warehouse has been transformed into a cultural center, featuring a library, cinema, gym, restaurants, and much more.

Bilbao Fine Arts Museum: This museum houses a collection of Spanish and Basque art from the 12th century to the present day, including works by Goya, El Greco, and Picasso.

Bilbao bridge
Bilbao bridge

There are plenty of places to stay in Bilbao but it is always a good idea to book self catering holiday homes, villas and apartments and other accommodation in advance, especially during peak season or during popular events in Bilbao, such as the Bilbao BBK Live music festival or the Aste Nagusia (Great Week) festival.

There are plenty of places to stay in Bilbao but it is always a good idea to book self catering holiday homes, villas and apartments and other accommodation in advance, especially during peak season or during popular events in Bilbao, such as the Bilbao BBK Live music festival or the Aste Nagusia (Great Week) festival.

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