Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao, Spain

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Bilbao Spain

Bilbao is the capital of Biscay in the Basque Country, in northern Spain. The city is situated on the banks of the Nervión, a tidal river. Bilbao was till the 90s a grey big industrial town, the economical heart of the Basque Country. But since the opening of a new Guggenheim Museum by the river, the city has become an arty and stylish city and is now a major touristic destination. The main attraction that put Bilbao on the map was the construction of the Guggenheim Museum by Frank Gehry, it is now one of Spain’s most visited attractions. The building is impressive and there are some very interesting sculptures outside the museum and in the atrium. Centred on the Plaza Nueva, a busy and colourful square, and the Santiago Cathedral the old quarter of Bilbao is pretty compact and a walk around its streets doesn't take long. The impressive church of San Nicolas, built in 1743 in honour of the sailors from Bilbao, stands at the entrance to the Casco Viejo. Located in the very heart of Bilbao's old centre, the cathedral of Bilbao is the oldest church in the city and the main Gothic construction in Biscay. Vital and exciting Bilbao is famous for its great food, its culture and its active nightlife.
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Bilbao (BIO)
Points of interest
  • archaeological Museum
  • Zubizuri Bridge
  • The Tiger Tower
Nearby destinations
  • Bizkaia a 4.13 km
  • Durango a 25.61 km
  • Laredo a 43.40 km

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Tesori del nord della Spagna

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Tesori del nord della Spagna
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Destinations: Madrid, Burgos, Bilbao, San Sebastian, Bilbao, Santander, Santillana del Mar, Comillas, Oviedo, Santiago de Compostela, O Cebreiro, Astorga, Madrid
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